INDOOR OPEN FIREPLACES
There is no limitation to the type of woods one can burn in an open fireplace. As long as your chimney is cleaned each year and your vents are working correctly, your choices are then endless. For the most economical burning, we recommend blue gum or black wattle. Both are alien, very thirsty trees, and have been designated for removal anywhere near natural water sources. Blue Gum is a hard, dense log from the Eucalyptus family, long lasting and burns longer before creating a fire heart. Black Wattle is a slightly softer wood, easier to ignite and thus, is excellent hot burning firewood that was traditionally prized for wood fired bakers ovens. It also lends itself to occasional braaing as it creates small residual coals.