Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Bad wood -

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Bad wood -

    This weekend I picked a bag of "lite my fire" kiln dried fire wood from home depot. for 5 bucks this is a bag of kiln dried hardwood (pecan, oak and/or hickory). I thought awesome. So I fired up the smoker (started with a chimney of briquettes), tossed on about 4 pieces and smoked a slab of baby backs for about 4 hours. I noticed a odd smell most of the way through and it was confirmed in the first bite. Terrible, nothing but chemical mintyness. total ruin.

    Has anyone else tried with this wood? this wood claims to have uses for gourmet cooking, smoking, etc. So it should be at least food safe. Any ideas of what I tasted or if I did something wrong?

    sean

    p.s. here's a link to what I bought, not trying to advertise, just give full details.
    Lite My Fire All Natural Kiln Dried Firewood for your fireplaces, gourmet cooking and smoking. We use only quality hardwoods for our product. The wood is fast starting to get your heating or smoking underway.

    #2
    The reviews appear to show many people having trouble getting this stuff to light. Is it possible you had the ultimate smoldering wood bad smoke experience?

    Comment


      #3
      hadn't really thought of that, so yea I guess so. but would it have smoldered with a full chimney of HOT coals under it? the barrel temp was between 230 and 250 for the entirety of the cook.

      Comment


        #4
        How much of the wood was left after the cook?

        Comment


          #5
          Maybe it's not as advertised. Maybe it was pine or something. Or...cottonwood...lol

          Comment


            #6
            Maybe it was bug sprayed and not kiln dried. State of Florida is picky -- got to spray wood, kiln drying isn't enough.

            Comment


              #7
              By the time I was done with the cook, the logs were probably a third of what they were, and looked like lump charcoal. In fact I through them in a firepit (with some tongs) very light, hard. I wonder if I really needed to let this wood just go longer before I put the food on. My fear is that its incorrectly advertised and its either crap wood or wood that has been chemically enhanced.

              I guess I see three options:
              1) rub - I used a combination of sugar, dark brown sugar and Grippos seasoning
              2) truly "bad wood" - its not the types of wood that were advertised or there's some additive to the wood that isn't advertised
              3) I put the meat on to soon.

              I'm not to sure how #3 would have made the food taste the way it did.

              Comment


                #8
                So I guess the real question is do I try with this wood again, and if so how?

                Comment


                  #9
                  I would not try it again. There are plenty of other options. Why risk ruining any more meat?

                  Comment

                  Announcement

                  Collapse
                  No announcement yet.
                  Working...
                  X
                  false
                  0
                  Guest
                  500
                  ["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
                  false
                  false
                  {"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
                  Yes
                  Rubs Promo

                  Spotlight

                  These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

                  These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

                  Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

                  A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


                  Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

                  3 burner gas grill

                  The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

                  Click here to read our†complete†review


                  Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?


                  The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it’s easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

                  Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

                  Click here to order directly and get an exclusive AmazingRibs.com deal


                  The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

                  kamado grill
                  Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado.

                  Click here for our article on this exciting cooker


                  Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker


                  This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.

                  Click here to read our detailed review


                  Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

                  Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

                  The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. We gave Spark a Platinum Medal for pushing the envelope of product capability while maintaining high standards of design and workmanship.

                  Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review


                  Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


                  Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

                  Click here to read our detailed review and to order


                  Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

                  Fireboard Labs Product Photo Shoot. Kansas City Commercial Portrait and Wedding Photographers ©Kevin Ashley Photography

                  With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
                  Click here to read our detailed†review