Stack the logs.
Logs should be stacked as soon as possible. Stacking should be done length-wise and possibly close to a wall but not against it. The base of the stack can be an old pallet or any old long wood. This will prevent ground water soaking into the logs.
Cover the top only.
Always cover the top of the logs and angle the cover such that when it rains water does not form a pool on the cover. It also helps to have a little air gap between the cover and the logs. Do not cover the sides. This will help dry the logs better and prevent the logs from ‘sweating’.
Leave sides open
You do not need to cover the sides of the stack. This will allow wind to get through and this will allow the drying process to continue. Ideally, one side should either face the wind or sun direction.
If you received your order in Jumbo bulk bags. Its best remove the logs from the bags unless the bags are ventilated ones. This will prevent the logs from forming sweat condensation, which then drips off on to the logs undoing all your good work.
Store logs in near the fireplace
Storing logs near the fireplace for 2-3 days before burning them allows them to dry even further. This will in turn help you get the best out of your fire.
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