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Kat@theCoast

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Very disappointed with Fruitawood
« on: October 07, 2020, 12:33:17 PM »
I got my box of hickory from Fruitawood today.
I ordered 3" x 3" chunks.  Most of what I got is well over 4", and ALL of it has a lot of bark on it.

Boo.
I guess you get what you pay for.
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Re: Very disappointed with Fruitawood
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2020, 01:07:14 AM »
That does sound like a bummer.  Have you talked to them about it?
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Re: Very disappointed with Fruitawood
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2020, 10:10:49 AM »
No, not yet. I spent the day dealing with a lot of remodel issues with the house. Plumber here half the day, deliveries running off schedule - the wood was just the straw that broke the camel's back.

I ordered some of the good stuff from Smokin It, so at least I will have that soon.
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Re: Very disappointed with Fruitawood
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2020, 11:09:06 AM »
Some wood is cleaner than others.  Just the luck of the draw.  It is pretty easy (although a nuisance) to whack the bark off with a hatchet or a sharp wood chisel.  And there are some folks who don't worry about the bark and just use it and don't find it producing any bitterness or off flavor. All personal preference.
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Re: Very disappointed with Fruitawood
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2020, 08:26:20 AM »
I ordered some of the good stuff from Smokin It, so at least I will have that soon.

Does the wood from Smokin It at least fit the smoker box in a #1?  I'm close to needing more wood, but I really don't have the time or patience to chisel away at all the Smokinlicious wood again to get it down to size.
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Re: Very disappointed with Fruitawood
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 12:05:56 PM »
Don't fear the bark, it all smokes.
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Re: Very disappointed with Fruitawood
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2020, 04:20:59 PM »
I ordered some of the good stuff from Smokin It, so at least I will have that soon.

Does the wood from Smokin It at least fit the smoker box in a #1?  I'm close to needing more wood, but I really don't have the time or patience to chisel away at all the Smokinlicious wood again to get it down to size.

Good question...in fact if it is the same size as the hickory samples that come with the smokers, I am all in
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Re: Very disappointed with Fruitawood
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2020, 08:44:32 PM »
I ordered some of the good stuff from Smokin It, so at least I will have that soon.

Does the wood from Smokin It at least fit the smoker box in a #1?  I'm close to needing more wood, but I really don't have the time or patience to chisel away at all the Smokinlicious wood again to get it down to size.

It should!  Same wood that Steve ships with the smokers.  You can always double check with Steve.
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Re: Very disappointed with Fruitawood
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2020, 12:11:09 PM »
I bought some 2 inch chunks from them and it fits perfectly.