Kiln-dried and seasoned logs. What's the difference?
Kiln-dried logs are placed in a specialised oven or kiln where they are exposed to controlled high temperatures that drive out the moisture efficiently and rapidly, often within days. This method ensures a consistent and low moisture content, less than 20%. On the other hand, seasoned logs are left to naturally air dry for an extended period, often for 6 months to 2 years, depending on the climate and conditions. During this time, the logs are exposed to the elements, allowing the moisture to evaporate slowly. The moisture content of seasoned logs can vary slightly more than kiln-dried logs, but is still below 20%. Both methods result in wood that burns hotter and cleaner than green wood, but kiln drying offers a faster and more controlled drying process, while seasoning is a more traditional and passive approach.
To recap: Our seasoned logs burn the same as our kiln-dried logs but they are cheaper because they are naturally dried.