Start a small Chimney Fire at the end of the season.
I was thinking that it would be beneficial to burn a very hot fire in the stove at the end of the season to burn off any creosote. I wasn't sure, but it seems like a good idea. I also wondered if burning a Creosote Sweeping Log is worth the effort? Thank you for any advice. Randy
Purposefully starting a chimney fire isn't a good idea. I understand that this is a common practice for some people, but it's really not safe. For one thing, even a small chimney fire will cause damage to the chimney. Over time, these "end of the season" fires will cause enough damage that if you ever have a larger chimney fire, it could potentially damage both your house and your chimney. Your best bet is to clean out your chimney yourself or hire a certified chimney sweep.
In regards to the Chimney Sweeping Log, it works to some degree but it's not a substitute for a proper chimney cleaning. In my opinion, it is a good product for loosening up hardened creosote before a normal cleaning.
Hope this helps.