Bark briquettes, also known as Night Briquettes, are a long-lasting wood fuel made from a blend of all-natural softwood bark. Thanks to this material’s natural burning properties, bark briquettes can burn much longer than any other type of biomass briquette. A single softwood bark briquette can burn for between 6 and 9 hours. To ensure a proper burn, bark briquettes need to be used in pre-heated furnaces and with your appliance’s airflow setting set to the minimum.
Bark briquettes are one of the most popular types of briquette fuel in the UK, where they are sold under the brand name of Night Briquettes. In the last few years, they have also become very popular in Europe. Thanks to their long-burning properties, they are often used by people seeking to economize on their winter heating and lower their overall wood fuel consumption.
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What Are Night Briquettes?
Night Briquettes are an ultra-long-burning briquette fuel made from all-natural softwood bark, a traditionally discarded sawmill byproduct. During the production process, the bark is pressed into a brick shape by an industrial pressing rod. Night Briquettes are popular with consumers seeking to lower their overall wood fuel consumption and save money on heating as a result. Their only drawback is their comparatively low heat output, which makes them suboptimal for heating during the coldest days of the year.
The Main Benefits of Night Briquettes
Night Briquettes have a number of benefits that make them an incredibly attractive option for many European households. They help people all over lower their overall their heating costs by lowering their overall wood fuel consumption. Thanks to their space-efficient packaging and incredible space-to-burn-time ratio, they’re perfect for people who don’t have a lot of storage space available to them (especially for those living in cities). They’re also incredibly convenient for people who work or study from home and can’t afford the inconvenience of having to tend to their stove every two hours. Lastly, being made from traditionally-discarded softwood bark and dried to extra low moisture levels, they are a lot more eco-friendly than traditional firewood.
Night Briquettes Versus RUF Briquettes
When choosing the right type of briquette for a household’s needs, it is important to compare the different options. The table below outlines the key differences between bark briquettes and traditional hardwood RUF briquettes.
Shredded softwood bark
Approx. 8 hours
Approx. 2 hours
Ease of Use:
Spring-autumn heating, work from home, lowering overall wood fuel consumption
As you can see, Night Briquettes are perfect for reducing a household’s overall heating fuel consumption and saving money. They can also be used as a household’s main wood fuel during warmer weather. RUF briquettes, on the other hand, can be used year-round and help warm your home even in the bitterest of cold.
How to Light a Night Briquette
Lighting a softwood bark briquette is rather easy and straightforward. Start your fire with firewood or RUF briquettes to pre-heat your stove. Once your firewood turns to glowing embers, place 2-3 briquettes on top of the embers. Once the bark briquettes are burning nicely, set the airflow controls to the minimum setting. This will allow your bark briquettes to burn for 6 to 9 hours.
How to Store Night Briquettes
Night briquettes should be stored in their protective packaging for as long as possible since they will quickly absorb moisture from the surrounding atmosphere. Once the packaging is open, the briquettes should be kept in a dry, cool, well-ventilated place.