Our table for the moisture and storage of wood and how best to use this in cooking to your advantage

Our table for the moisture and storage of wood and how best to use this in cooking to your advantage

Lab Report on Moisture and storage of wood

 

Dr. Smoke and the crew decided to do a little lab experiment on the storage of our wood!  We all know that storage of wood in a cool (degrees) location will preserve the moisture level in the wood.   But, at what temperature?

So we have experimented with one log put in a freezer and another in a refrigerator!   The freezer’s temperature is at 30 degrees F and the refrigerator’s temperature is at 40-42 degrees F.  Therefore we found the following results:

Freezer                       Refrigerator

Start                                27.1%                         30.8%   Moisture

Week one                         18.8%                         30.3%

Week Two                         18.6%                         30.0%

Week Three                       16.9%                         29.8%

We find these results very interesting!   The Freezer log in three weeks lost almost 50 percent of its moisture!  Refrigeration loss was negligible!   We will continue to experiment with varying temperatures around the 40-degree range and we’ll keep refining our test to make sure Smokinlicious® products are the best!

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Dr. Smoke- follow our guidelines on the moisture and storage of wood to keep your products fresh and producing tasty delights!

Dr. Smoke- follow our guidelines on the moisture and storage of wood to keep your products fresh and producing tasty delights!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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orage of Unused wood as the winter months approach, you should pop some holes in the box to circulated the air!

Storage of Unused wood as the winter months approach, you should pop some holes in the box to circulated the air!

Storage of unused wood

Recently, we received the following email regarding the storage of unused wood:

“I recently bought a box of cherry wood. I stuck half of it in my trailer (in the original bag) and the other half in the bucket in the basement. The wood was a little wet when I got it but smoked well. But, when I stored the wood in the bucket, it now has mold grown on it. I don’t want to have to pre-burn this stuff to burn the mold off. What’s the best way to handle cooking with this molded wood?”

Chad “Podge” H.; Taylorsville, KY

Smokinlicious manufacturers wood that already has a high moisture content. Therefore, storage of any unused wood is extremely important to maintain optimal condition of the wood. We recommend that all gourmet wood be stored in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight. The wood should be kept in its original cardboard container with the liner bag left open (not tied). This will allow for proper air circulation. You may store the wood in other containers such as an open-slate crate but never store the wood in a plastic container that does not have air holes. If you should encounter wood that has begun to develop evidence of mold, you may follow the following steps to sanitize the wood for cooking:

1. Dilute 1.5 ounces of bleach solution in 3 gallons of water. Be sure the wood is completely covered by the bleach/water solution.

2. Let the wood soak in the solution for a minimum of 2 minutes.

3. Pour off the water/bleach solution and let the wood air dry.

4. Storethe wood in an open liner bag or open-slate crate in a cool, dry place, that is away from direct sunlight.

 

Dr. Smoke- the storage of Unused wood is an important part of your grilling practices! Follow our advice to get the most out of your wood purchase

Dr. Smoke- the storage of Unused wood is an important part of your grilling practices! Follow our advice to get the most out of your wood purchase

 

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