Thu 24 Jan 2008
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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:
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!