Irish peat pellets for woodburning FP?
Our new 1920 house has a tiny entrance to its fireplace (perhaps was for coal?), and I'd like a solution so I can burn something for coziness and some warmth in our family room. A single log would barely fit in there (interior is 12x18'), and the ash drop is equally tiny. I have a photo but don't know how to append it.
In Ireland, I recall the hostels burned chunks of peat sod that emitted heat and a wonderful smoky aroma but little flame. They were maybe the size of a fist, not tiny pellets. All of my local FP stores only sell wood pellets and have never heard of this. Am I crazy to think that I can burn this stuff in a regular FP? I found a source below that hasn't returned my calls yet.
Thanks for any input!
Here is a link that might be useful: Inishowen Black Peat Turf Clods/Sods