8-Inch Kiln-Dried Piñon Wood for Chimineas, Fire Pits and More
Piñon is an unusual wood that provides an exceptional outdoor fire experience. What makes it so uncommon is it’s a softwood that burns like a hardwood, meaning it produces a ton of heat! What makes it so amazing is it produces a distinct pine aroma that delights humans and drives away mosquitoes. So, it’s a must-have for any outdoor fire enthusiast!
What’s better than piñon firewood? The only way to improve this marvel of nature is to split it to an optimal size and dry it to an exceptionally low moisture level. That’s exactly what we’ve done with our box of 8-inch piñon wood.
Each piece is 8 inches long with a 1-2-inch diameter, which is the ideal size for smaller and medium-sized Solo Stove fire pits. The wood also works great in chimineas, outdoor fireplaces, bonfires and other outdoor fire pits.
And we don’t just perfectly size our piñon. We also put it in a massive kiln for 48 hours to take out all the unwanted moisture, mold and insects. The result is wood that ignites easily and produces remarkably clean and prolonged burns.
A resealable box of this high-quality wood can be yours with free two-day shipping throughout the country. Best of all? We protect the environment by planting one tree for every box we sell!
Benefits of Our 8-Inch Piñon Wood
- Mosquitoes Be Gone – Piñon’s natural oils and resins burn with a pleasing pine aroma that can repel bugs and mosquitoes.
- Relaxing Outdoor Fires – The wood burns very hot with very little smoke, popping or crackling for a cozy campfire experience.
- Sized Just Right – At 8-inches long, the firewood is great for small-to-mid-sized fire pits and chimineas.
- Simple to Start – Kiln-dried to below 20% moisture, this wood starts right away and burns great.
- No Mold or Bugs – The kiln-drying process also eviscerates any insects, mold or fungus that may have been lurking in the wood.
- Sustainably Sourced – All our piñon wood comes from forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
What’s in the Piñon Hot Box?
- Type of Wood – 100% pure piñon wood
- Size of Pieces – 8 inches long with a 1-2-inch diameter
- Amount of Wood – 2,900 cubic inches
- Type of Box – 100% reusable and recyclable carrying case
- Shipping Details – Free two-day shipping anywhere in the United States
- Refund and Return Policy – All orders may be returned within 30 days of the date of purchase. For more details, please see our full refund and return policy.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our 8-Inch Piñon Firewood
Does burning piñon wood repel mosquitoes?
Yes! One of the biggest benefits of piñon firewood is it repels mosquitos. Burning piñon produces a distinctive, strong pine scent. For humans, the pine scent is fresh and smells great! However, the pine scent is too strong for mosquitoes. The bugs fly away from piñon smoke, making it the perfect wood for outdoor fires.
What does piñon wood smell like?
Piñon firewood has a strong, aromatic pine scent. It’s a refreshing aroma when burned either indoors or outdoors. And, while the smell is pleasant for humans, mosquitoes hate it!
Will 8-inch logs work with my wood-burning stove?
Yes, the 8-inch length is also perfect for wood-burning stoves, especially smaller wood-burning stoves. However, you may find that 16-inch firewood works better for larger stoves.
Why is piñon called the hardwood of softwoods?
Sometimes, people refer to piñon as the best firewood to burn, even though it’s a softwood. There’s a good reason for this. Unlike other softwood species, piñon burns extremely clean. Also, piñon wood ignites easily and burns for a long time with very little cleanup necessary.
Most softwoods burn “dirty” with lots of smoke and ash, but piñon is a major exception to the rule. Moreover, piñon has a very high heat content (comparable to oak), despite being a softwood. For all these reasons, we refer to piñon as the undisputed “king” of the softwood species.
Where is the best place to burn piñon firewood?
Since piñon repels mosquitoes, it’s the ideal firewood for outdoor fires. So, if you’re planning an outdoor fire during mosquito season, piñon is the wood for you.
We recommend burning piñon wood in a chiminea. Chimineas burn very hot and make controlling fires easy. Plus, smoke from chimineas drifts up high, meaning you’ll get less smoke in your face while the mosquitoes get a lot in theirs!
Are 8-inch piñon logs compatible with Solo Stove fire pits?
Yes, our 8-inch logs are perfect for the Solo Stove Ranger fire pit. They are also compatible with the Solo Stove Bonfire and Yukon models.
Can you cook meat or other foods over 8-inch piñon logs?
We don’t recommend piñon wood for cooking or smoking meat. Even though piñon burns hot like a hardwood, it is still a softwood species with high sap content. Because of this, it will impart a bitter flavor to your food and is not ideal for cooking or smoking.
How do you spell piñon? Is it piñon, pinion, or pinyon?
Let’s get to the bottom of this right now. The answer is it can be spelled all three ways!
Does piñon pine firewood burn hot?
Piñon firewood burns extremely hot, despite being a softwood species.
For context, let’s look at one of the hottest burning species: oak wood. Oak has a heat content of 30.7 million BTUs (British Thermal Units) per cord of firewood. This is a very high rating, unmatched by most other woods.
Not so fast, though, because piñon is right on oak’s tail with a whopping 27.1 million BTUs per cord! While this isn’t as much heat content as oak, it’s still a ton for a softwood. And it’s especially a lot for a wood that has the mosquito repellent benefits of piñon.
Can I use these logs in my fireplace?
Yes, you can use 8-inch logs in your fireplace. However, we recommend using our 16-inch kiln-dried firewood if you have a full-size fireplace.
Can you roast marshmallows over piñon firewood?
Don’t worry! Even though you can’t smoke meat over piñon wood, you CAN roast marshmallows over it. Marshmallows only cook for a short period of time and will not absorb too much smoke. Plus, you can also cook marshmallows over coals, where there is very little smoke in the first place.