Black Dog Firewood provides the highest quality seasoned wood, smoking wood, kiln-dried wood, firewood, and charcoal to over 150 of your favorite restaurants, countless home owners, and BBQ enthusiasts across the Sunshine State.
Tampa Wholesale/Retail Location: Open Monday Through Friday 9-5 Saturdays 9-2
Ft. Lauderdale Wholesale Location : By Appt Please Call 813-920-4445
Do you own a restaurant with a wood fired grill? We have the premium cooking wood for you.
We supply premium smoking wood to your favorite BBQ restaurants and Pitmasters! Come by and see our wide selection of woods cut to size in chunks for your smokers or Big Green Eggs.
Having an evening fire? Need wood delivered to warm your home? Planning a camping trip? Let us help!
We are happy to discuss your needs with you in person, or just call us at 813-920-4445.GET A FREE QUOTE TODAY
Have a few questions? Most people do. So, here’s a quick collection of some of the common questions we hear … with our answers.
If you still have a question don’t hesitate to send us an email through our contact page (or give us a call). Our customers are our first priority!
Seasoned firewood is cut, split, and dried outdoors. It typically takes several months for seasoned wood to get to 25% moisture or less. Because we’re located in Tampa, Florida, our seasoning time is shortened due to the consistent warm weather and sunshine.
Kiln dried wood is heat-treated in a kiln to reduce the moisture content in firewood. This process takes 1-2 days and kills any pests which may be in the wood. The moisture content in kiln dried firewood is 15% – 20%, which allows the wood to burn hotter and longer. The kiln at Black Dog is fueled by wood to reduce our usage of fossil fuels.
Rule 5B-65 was enacted in Florida to halt the spread of forest destroying pests and wood-boring insects. This rule requires firewood to be heat treated in a sealed kiln for 75 minutes at 160 degrees of internal temperature. The wood can also be treated by using approved chemicals.
Black Dog only heat-treats our firewood, because we don’t believe that anyone wants to eat food that was cooked with chemically-treated firewood.
This is a question for the ages and is has been debated by professionals and enthusiasts for ages. While there are some general rules, it simply comes down to your taste buds.
For your wood burning oven, you’ll want to use very seasoned or kiln-dried wood as this will light easier and burn longer and hotter than unprocessed woods. For your Smoker, Big Green Egg, or Weber you will want smoking wood. For a more mild smoke, try Pecan, Oak, Cherry, or Apple. For a stronger smoked flavor Mesquite and Hickory are your partners and will provide a more robust flavor.
Black Dog Firewood can supply you with wood sticks and wood chunks for all of your cooking needs.
Yes! Firewood is not only a renewable energy source, but using firewood as a fuel is eco-friendly, because the trees release as much carbon when burned as they absorb when alive. There is no net increase in carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.
Additionally, all of our kiln-dried firewood is dried in kilns which are fueled by firewood. This eliminates our use of fossil fuels in the drying process and reduces our overall environmental footprint.
Black Dog Firewood is a member of the US Renewable Energy Association and the Florida Renewable Energy Association.
The best burning wood is low moisture and dense. Black Dog sources only local Florida Oak for our firewood. It is especially suited for burning because of its density due to the full year growing season. This produces wood that is fiercely thick and therefore burns slowly with tremendous heat.
Yes we do! Black Dog Firewood can supply your restaurant, your campfire, your smoker, or your backyard pizza oven! Please give us a call at 813-920-4445 to see how we can take care of your firewood, cooking wood, and smoking wood needs.
We deliver to restaurants around the state each week and are happy to add your home or business to our runs!