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Welcome to Black Dog Firewood

Order Your Firewood, Smoking Wood & Charcoal Today!
RestaurantsBBQ ProfessionalsCampfiresHomeowners

Welcome to Black Dog Firewood

Order Your Firewood, Smoking Wood & Charcoal Today!
RestaurantsBBQ ProfessionalsCampfiresHomeowners

Welcome to Black Dog Firewood

Order Your Firewood, Smoking Wood & Charcoal Today!
BBQ Professionals

813-920-4445 or 786-490-7687
Main Menu

We are Florida’s Premium Source For Wood

Black Dog Firewood has been providing the highest quality seasoned wood, smoking wood, kiln-dried wood, firewood, and charcoal to over 200 of your favorite restaurants, countless home owners, and BBQ enthusiasts across the Sunshine State for over 30 years.

As an environmentally conscious company we make sure that all of our charcoal and firewood products are manufactured from approved raw material and production sources, and all forest wood products that we supply come from renewable sources. Black Dog is committed to Earth Friendly Practices, and you can be assured that we work hard to maintain stringent standards for all our products.


Tampa Wholesale/Retail Location: Open Monday Through Friday 9-5

How Can We Help?

We are happy to discuss your needs with you in person, or just call us at 813-920-4445.


Frequently Asked Questions

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!

What is the difference between seasoned wood and kiln-dried wood?

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 48 hours 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. We recommend kiln dried wood for all indoor fireplaces. The kiln at Black Dog is fueled by wood to reduce our usage of fossil fuels and promote environmentally friendly practices.

What is the 5B-65 Certification?

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.

What is the best type of wood for cooking?

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.

What size are your pallets?

Our wood is professionally delivered by the Pallet or Eco Pallet. A Large Pallet is approximately a 1/2 Cord. An Eco Pallet is approximately a 1/4 Cord.

Is Firewood a source of renewable energy?

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.

What kind of wood is best for firewood?

Outdoors : Seasoned Oak. 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.

Indoors: Kiln Dried Oak or Cherry. Lower in smoke and ash, these woods burn long and low.

Do you deliver to homes and businesses?

We deliver by the pallet anywhere along I-4 and south in Florida currently, as well as internationally. We serve numerous customers in the Caribbean and beyond.  We have a TWO pallet minimum for delivery. We serve over 200 restaurants, and countless home owners. 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.