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zerosonico : I dont have a firepalce, but I just wanted to say that I'm a vegan.

Shea Martin : Does anyone know if this product is gluten free?

John Croll : i was into this before it got poplar.

Jan Scott : I hate it when people burn common firewood. I insist my firewood have a hint of sage and blueberry. I'm saving some 1962 elm for that special occasion.

Steve Roberts : The ginger-rubbing was a nice touch.

antagonizerr : That was funny as hell. Mostly because it touches so closely on reality, but partly because at first glance, you can't tell if it's real or satire. Kudos.

ryan clarke : I really dont know if this is real or not, I really dont.

Disco Stu : The best parodies are those ones that get you thinking ''Wait, is this real? Nononono, it cant be. But, maybe?? Nonononono, no way.''

NoPlaceForTheDead : He does good work. Like most of the artisan guys he's always been pretty expensive. In early 2014 we moved into our new house and I wanted something special to christen the fire pit with. I bought a nice bundle of kindling from him for $250. It's a bit more expensive now that he's gotten his name out there a little more. For logs that didn't really cut it as fuel-wood he'd still try to salvage them by whittling them down to the good parts to make his kindling. (I didn't buy fuel logs because even then it was more than I was willing to pay.) It was fantastic. First of all, they lit extremely cleanly and kept a small but strong flame. Since we were using my fire pit we didn't need tinder, but i imagine the kindling pieces I got from him would have taken to tinder as well as they took the lighter. The kindling was burning so nicely and precisely that I almost forgot to put our main logs on. Then I remember I was building a fire and didn't want to put the cheaper logs on. But, the show must continue. The lesser quality logs I had didn't impede the quality of the flame started by the kindling. In fact, I think the kindling flame upped the game of the cheaper logs. The fire kept a nice high quality, stead, hot, strong, flame bundle for a good half hour before the true (lesser) quality of the cheaper fuel logs started to come out. If you have a special event, or just want a treat for you and the family, I'd recommend getting a log or two from him to start your night with. Unless you are Bill Gates, this isn't an all night fuel source for a bonfire. But if you can afford a log, or if he still sells kindling, I say it's worth experiencing at least once.

Chris Trory : He was my lecturer in Firewood 101 when I did my B.Sc (Bachelor of Stove Combustion)

Do you even Rift : not sure if satire or not

MooMofo : I lost it when I saw that $1200 price tag haha

Brumfield85 : I'm a little concerned that I am unable to tell if this is real or not.

CATBUG : Possibly the most pretentiously artistic thing I've ever seen.

Dan Wendlick : My guy has been working since 1973 and refuses to advertise.  We get to meet each log before he prepares it.

Scott Denton : This is a Portlandia sketch. I swear.

Eureka MarUu : I'm gonna start selling "ULTRA Luxury handcrafted ROUGH HEWN" firewood for 1500 a bundle. The difference is that it's all chopped with a vintage axe and left in its all natural state; no drying involved guaranteed. For 2000 dollars a bundle I'll sell you straight logs; nature has put hundreds of years of all natural craftsmanship into every cubic inch.

Morgan Montz : When he started rubbing it with ginger, I knew.

Osiris Malkovich : This reminds me of the "artisanal ice cubes" from a couple of years ago.

Anonymous : This is a joke... Isn't it?? I can't tell! Well played.

Jody Baker : This guy really nails the lumbersexual hipster

traveljunkie : Please tell me this is a parody!

cugamer : The best part was when he put the $1200.00 price tag on the wood. But he better watch out. If Whole Foods catches wind of this they'll sue him for ripping off their business model.

Arqen Acoustics : We're doing this for real on Vancouver Island, for the kindling niche. While they're making hipster vids, we're reading Elvish manuscripts to discover the perfect grain dynamics for your next wind-weathered, pine beetle-etched Douglas fir fire staff -- finished with a Sitka sap massage and Arbutus pollen rub, applied by wild bees.  Felled by beaver, hauled out by organic grass fed stallions with vibrant testicles. Authentic, artisanal elvin kindling. $10k.

Ann Le : LOL!!!

Dankest Elf : Didn't expect CBC to do this level of satire... good on you

spiff2268 : There's a channel that does stuff like this better, but you've never heard of it.

Mike Rabbi : The fact that people are taking this seriously is a credit to how great the satire is.

Arensi : King Robert Baratheon?

Major Pootie : I'm a vegan

wolfpeni : "I started smoking flame in 2012"


Soulgraven : Can I get this at my Whole Foods? No price is too high.

LoudandDave : Honestly here in Austin this could be a real thing.

Erik Olson : is this a satire? (please say yes)

Silas ofNj : Artisinal Firewood was in back in like 2007. It's SO #Mainstream now.

Martin Rayner : Hilarious. I wonder how many people will be fooled into thinking this is real and go off on some indignant tirade about it.

locateyourhuevos : I like the apprentice who has to wash the wood by hand in a big soapy tub.

Pr3ssPl4y : Those who think this is real. I've got a bridge to sell you and it's made of artisanal firewood.

rocx conner : Wait is this a Satire or real?

Slavomir Durej : I imagine if this was real, a lot of Apple fans would buy those logs!

1234567890sunshine : If a tree falls down in the forest and nobody hears it, does a hipster buy its album?

Patrick Dugan : Guaranteed there are a whole bunch of people wondering "how can I order some?" Probably in Brooklyn...

Guillaume Keyes : Seriously scared by the amount of people taking this as a real thing

zee339 : 159 haters are gas-fireplace troglodytes

Ernie Velveeta : I know this is satire, but I can't help feeling that there are some hipsters out there who will get excited over this.

Katherine Serven : It's hysterical! I shared the video with a lot of people and they took it seriously. I'm usually a serious person that rarely jokes around, so that made it even better.

Christopher Tiihonen : We just burn old furniture. Works for us.

exmechanus : Log lady would be proud.

Jamie Holmes : I need to save up for one of those logs there and hear the story that every piece tells.