What is a peat fire?
In respect to this, what is meant by peat fire?
Peat is an organic and flammable material used for energy generation and involved in wildfires. Smoldering fires do not have the visual impact of flaming fronts but are an important aspect of wildfires because of the associated large carbon emissions and damage to valuable ecosystems.
Subsequently, question is, how long does peat burn for? Peat briquettes have been becoming more and more popular over the past number of years. They produce consistent, high heat and can burn for up to 3 hours. Considered to be the a highly sustainable fuel source, and friendly to the environment when compared to coal.
Considering this, what is peat and why does it burn?
Peat has a high carbon content and can burn under low moisture conditions. The recent burning of peat bogs in Indonesia, with their large and deep growths containing more than 50 billion tonnes of carbon, has contributed to increases in world carbon dioxide levels.
What does a peat fire smell like?
Peat is a very "ashy" fuel. Peat smoke has a pungent "peat-reek", and the smell gives a special flavour to fish or meat hanging from the ceiling or fireplace to be preserved by smoking. The distinctive aroma comes through in some whiskies too.