How to light up your Morsø Outdoor product
Lighting and stoking techniques
Behind every successful fire is a good layer of embers. This can be formed quickly by using 2-4 firelightning briquettes under 1 – 2 kg dry kindling in the middle of the fireplace. Kindling should be stacked in a cross and the stack lit in the middle. You can use a blower pipe, such as that built into the Morsø Ash scraper, to blow on the embers and give the fire an extra boost.
When the kindling has burnt down, spread it over an area corresponding to central stone, and add more firewood To quickly prepare the stove for pizza baking, it helps to use finely split firewood, ap¬prox. 3 x 3 cm.
When the fire has burnt down again, repeat the above until there are enough embers to cover almost the whole bottom of the stove. Each time, the area covered by embers expands, allowing more fire¬wood to be added. To avoid burns, it is a good idea to use tongs to add firewood to the stove. You could use Morsø Fire Tongs, which have been developed especially for the Morsø Garden Stove.
If lighting with firelighters or bags containing paraffin, it can be helpful to place a split log underneath. This prevents the paraffin melting into the baking stone.
NB!! Always use dry, clean and untreated timber in the fireplace.
Logs should be stored under a roof for no less than 1 year, and preferably 2 years, ex¬posed to the wind. Logs should be split as soon as possible after felling if they are to dry quickly. The wood can be used when its moisture content is below 20 %.
Never use driftwood, as it is usually very salty and can therefore ruin the stove. Impreg¬nated and painted timber and chipboard emit poisonous smoke and vapours, and must therefore not be used as firewood. Pine and similar species of resinous timber develop poisonous gases when burning, and should therefore not be used in connection with food preparation.
When heating up and cooling down, the stove can make cracking sounds, which are due to the large temperature difference to which the material is subjected.