If you want to just have a fire after dinner before going to bed, a short-term firelog is the best solution. While cutting a long-burn-time firelog in half may seem like a solution here, it presents a couple of problems. First, firelogs don’t cut easily nor cleanly, and you’re often left with pieces instead of straight sections. Second, it can be messy, with small crumbs of firelog breaking off and scattering. Third, firelogs are manufactured with varying materials depending on the burn time specified, so you may not get a very bright fire if you cut a long-term firelog in half. Go with a firelog that specifies a short burn time.