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    • michaelgordon
    • By michaelgordon 15th Sep 17, 3:25 PM
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    Heat Logs
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    • 15th Sep 17, 3:25 PM
    Heat Logs 15th Sep 17 at 3:25 PM
    Hi everyone


    So the weather is on the change and ive already got my supply of logs in but looking at supplementing with some heat logs.

    I have tried a few over the last couple of years but looking to see if there are any I have missed.

    I have tried Fuel Express sold in Tesco pack of 12 burnt well, Hotties, were good but more expensive than the fuel express and didn't seem to get more heat. Aldi UK Heatlogs, didn't like these just expanded and went to nothing & finally Verdo which were good burnt well and cheaper than hotties & fuel express.

    Any other recommendations worth considering?
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    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 15th Sep 17, 3:29 PM
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    Verdo's from Home Bargains work for me
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    • michaelgordon
    • By michaelgordon 15th Sep 17, 5:14 PM
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    yes i agree best of the bunch for me just wondered if anything new or different. if not will go back for them
    • Greenfires
    • By Greenfires 17th Sep 17, 9:12 PM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 9:12 PM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 9:12 PM
    The Fuel Express briquettes are made by the same company that make Hotties. Yes they're cheaper, but you don't get more for your money than you do with Hotties. The 12 pack briquettes are smaller and the packs are lighter too, so you're getting less actual material for starters. I sold hundreds of tonnes of Hotties when I was dealing with them - almost every single customer came back year after year - and we also used them ourselves at home. In our experience, the only things we ever found that were better were the old Treenergy briquettes - and we only started selling Hotties when Treenergy packed up.

    My advice - even if you don't go for Hotties - would be to choose an extruded briquette. Almost all the pressed ones do the swelling up and falling to bits routine, and once the flames are done the party's pretty much over. Hotties form proper embers that will keep putting the heat out for ages after the flames have died down.
    • smallblueplanet
    • By smallblueplanet 18th Sep 17, 8:33 AM
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    • 18th Sep 17, 8:33 AM
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    • 18th Sep 17, 8:33 AM
    Verdo's from Home Bargains work for me
    Originally posted by matelodave
    And me. Easy to break in half/small bits too.
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 18th Sep 17, 8:37 AM
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    • 18th Sep 17, 8:37 AM
    I got half a pallet from here http://www.whitehorseenergy.co.uk/briquettes and they were very good.
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    • michaelgordon
    • By michaelgordon 21st Sep 17, 12:37 PM
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    hmm may have a look at the white horse eco blaze.


    Problem I have with hotties is I burnt roughly the same amount as every other briquette so it proved quite expensive, they were good but not great to justify the extra expense
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 21st Sep 17, 1:47 PM
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    • 21st Sep 17, 1:47 PM
    hmm may have a look at the white horse eco blaze.


    Problem I have with hotties is I burnt roughly the same amount as every other briquette so it proved quite expensive, they were good but not great to justify the extra expense
    Originally posted by michaelgordon
    If you have a garage with space the delivery drivers seem quite happy to push a pallet load into it for you.
    Politics -
    from the words Poli, meaning many
    and tics meaning blood sucking parasites


    (thanks to Kinky Friedman (or Larry Hardman) for the quote}
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