We never apply THE 5 SECOND RULE at SmokinLicious®
THE 5 SECOND RULE
We’ve all heard it! The infamous 5-second rule. When something falls on the floor, you have 5 seconds to pick it up and still consume it. At SmokinLicious®, that will NEVER be the case. If it falls to the floor, it is NEVER used in our manufacturing process!
You might ask, “Why to apply this rule when we’re only talking about wood, right?” If you understand the basis of wood-fired cooking then you understand that smoke is a vapor. And like any vapor, it attaches itself to anything in its surrounding area. When you cook with wood, you are adding its smoke or vapor as an ingredient to the foods being cooked.
So, do you really want something that has been on the floor for a short period or a longer period to be considered an ingredient in the food you will consume?
Whether it’s our larger cuts of hardwood like our friction logs, barrel logs, and assorted chunk sizes or our smallest product, Smokin’ Dust®, we ensure that the wood never touches the ground or floor. SmokinLicious® developed custom storage containers and air collected systems that preserve the cleanliness of the wood and assure no product is EVER swept from the floor!
Why wouldn’t you want to deal with the leading cooking wood manufacturer in North America? Especially when others are simply recycling their waste wood products.
Don’t you think your customers care about the 5-second rule and deserve to know if you allow it?
Get the peace of mind AND a guarantee with a REAL cooking wood company… SmokinLicious®!
Dr. Smoke does not believe in THE 5 SECOND RULE at SmokinLicious®
With over 60 species of oak hardwood in the USA, this hardwood can be split into two categories: Red Oak and White Oak. It is one of the most popular hardwoods to use in cooking likely because of its ready availability. But as we’ve mentioned before, just because something is available in your area, doesn’t make it a success for all cooking techniques and foods.
Oak is a heavy, strong, and ring-porous hardwood resulting in a coarse texture and prominent grain. Oak hardwood is part of the Fagaceae family of wood. The scientific names for the varieties we manufacture are Quercus coccinea Muenchh., Quercus falcata Michx. Var. Falcata, Quercus muehlenbergii Engelm., Quercus prinus L., and Quercus velutina Lam. The common names for the varieties found in the Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania regions include Red Oak, Spanish Oak, Yellow Chestnut Oak, Rock Oak, Smoothbark Oak.
Oak is considered the strongest in flavor for hardwoods. It is known for providing deep coloring to the outer skin of foods meaning a very dark often black outer skin and it can be overpowering to those who aren’t used to smoked foods. It also is a hardwood that can mold easily especially when exposed to significant variations in temperature and humidity. Additionally, it does not like to make contact with metal which can be a challenge when cutting with metal/steel tools! Oak will show its distaste by producing black streaks on the wood or even coating its entire outside with a black “dye”-like substance.
So, if you are keen on bold flavors and definitely like smokiness to your foods, then oak is a clear winner. However, I do recommend using less of this wood when cooking poultry, fish, fruits, vegetables and herbs/spices especially if you have a gas assist unit or are using lump hardwood charcoal or hardwood Charwood for fuel.