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Best wood for a braai? Rooikrans! Black Wattle? Just don't. Tips from an expert

2 December 2020 3:20 PM
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Kieno Kammies
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Wayne Webber
Houte-Kop Firewood Sales

"If I could braai every single night, I would!" says Wayne Webber, owner of Houte-Kop Firewood Sales.

You can’t sommer braai with any wood.

Among the best in the business are Rooikrans, Black Wattle and local favourite Kameeldoring.

Here’s an inconvenient truth – Kameeldoring is extremely slow-growing and can live for many centuries.

Much of our supplies of Kameeldoring is from Namibia where logging of it is illegal.

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We’re a supplier of superior quality braai wood…

Wayne Webber, owner - Houte-Kop Firewood Sales

It’s debatable [whether sustainable braai wood exists] … A lot of the wood we source are alien vegetation, mainly Rooikrans, Black Wattle and Blue Gum…

Wayne Webber, owner - Houte-Kop Firewood Sales

The best wood for the braai is Rooikrans… I’m not a fan of Black Wattle… The burn time of Rooikrans is about 45 minutes to an hour. You’re looking at coals for an hour or two…

Wayne Webber, owner - Houte-Kop Firewood Sales

The Kameeldoring tree… they can grow for periods of 800 to 2500 years! … You get a lot of guys in Namibia that harvest illegally… Some are harvesting dead trees – buy from reliable sources!

Wayne Webber, owner - Houte-Kop Firewood Sales

Namibian charcoal is produced from Kameeldoring…

Wayne Webber, owner - Houte-Kop Firewood Sales

If I could braai every single night, I would! … I’m passionate about it! … Gas is not a braai!

Wayne Webber, owner - Houte-Kop Firewood Sales

Rooikrans… there has to be a bit of moisture… I love Rooikrans!

Wayne Webber, owner - Houte-Kop Firewood Sales

Our wood ranges between R65 and R90 a bag… a piece, on average, weighs a kilo or a kilo-and-a-half…

Wayne Webber, owner - Houte-Kop Firewood Sales

Listen to the interview in the audio below.


2 December 2020 3:20 PM
Tags:
Namibia
Braai
Kieno Kammies
wood
braaing
braai wood
kameeldoring
rooikrans
black wattle
Wayne Webber
Houte-Kop Firewood Sales

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