The two minute wood stove
I start the wood stove in my studio every morning. Over the years I’ve developed this lazy boy technique. Rolled up paper? Nah. Fussy kindling? Who are you kidding. I need coffee. But I have to light the wood stove first.
I use wood pellets and a propane torch. For a written overview follow the more link.
Steps for lighting a wood stove
- Add two scoops of wood pellets
- Add a log or logs depending on outdoor temp
- Point the propane torch into the wood stove to minimize propane gas in the cabin, open the gas knob
- Using a sparker!* or lighter light the propane brazing torch, be very careful, needless to say, that torch flame is very hot
- Apply the torch flame to the wood pellets
- Once the pellets are burning turn off the torch
- Add more wood if necessary
- You may wish to open the draw to get the fire started a little more quickly
- Typically you will get the most heat out of your wood by closing down the draw
- Okay, now you can go make coffee
As you can see this technique is much easier than chopping kindling or messing with paper.
- * I use the sparker for the torch. My sparker flint was out when I shot this video. I bought new ones the next day.
Remember: This technique is provided for entertainment purposes only. You and only you are responsible for your wood stove and its use.