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About Our "Naturally" Organic Cooking Wood
In this world of choice, many people have adopted the lifestyle of purchasing foods and products that are "all natural" or organic-based. SmokinLicious® adheres to the philosophy of "all natural" by providing culinary quality wood products, cooking woods, that have never been exposed to chemical/pesticide spraying. We only harvest hardwoods from the trees of Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania that are in their natural state - forest woods, left to mature on their own, without exposure to chemical contaminants and/or growth enhancers. Harvested as mature, well-formed trees for full flavor release during cooking. From these trees, we select only the heartwood - the filet of the tree - to manufacture our wood-fired cooking woods. And yes, we participate in re-forestation and controlled thinning to aid in protecting our land and animals from fire risk and polluted atmosphere.
THE SMOKINLICIOUS® PROCESS
|'THEIR' PROCESS |
|Uses only 100% bark-free, USDA compliant woods - allowing for shipments worldwide! ||Sourcing of woods variable with no guarantee of species OR consistent supply of purchased variety of wood |
|ONLY uses HARDWOODS - no softwoods, press woods,wood fillers, or discarded/waste woods ||Waste woods, mixed softwood and hardwood, potential for treated woods could be mixed in to their saleable products |
| NO diseased wood products ever used - We use the harvested trees within 3 months ||Often sells to multiple industries from the same website with no indication that the product used for "cooking" is any different than the product used to clean up spills! You never know how old that product is! |
|We only manufacture for the "cooking" industry ||Often these suppliers offer the same wood to industries like animal testing facilities, janitorial services (cleaning agent), sand blasting businesses, without any change in their manufacturing or sanitation procedures |
| Products are manufactured from forest grown trees so there is no concern for pesticide/chemical exposure ||May NOT be the manufacturer of the product, just a supplier, with no knowledge of where the wood comes from and if any chemicals have been used |
| Kosher certification ensures our clean processes - nothing ever touches an unclean surface ||Since the business focus may not be on cooking, the wood may have been left in a waste pile, with outdoor exposure, increasing the risk for pest infestation, absorption of chemical properties from the ground, and other contamination |
|We can customize the moisture level for the specific equipment and cooking technique - "no one moisture level fits all" concept ||Air or kiln drying of the wood depleting the moisture level to below 10% resulting in destruction of the organic compounds responsible for flavor, limiting the wood's use in cooking |
|A custom screening process of our wood chips that ensures the elimination of all wood flour (the cause of most equipment failures!) ||Wood chip product usually collected from a grinding operation that is collected outside, exposed to the elements, then scrapped up with heavy equipment bringing in dirt, dust, and anything else that came in contact with the pile |
Wood fired cooking methods entail use of smoke vapor as wood combusts, imparting distinct flavor, aroma, and color. Wood Chunks or Wood Chips are distributed among the coals, placed on heat diffusers/flavor bars, or within a smoking box, tube, or foil pouch allowing for an enhanced flavor. When using a grill, the heat and smoke vapor from the wood slowly penetrates, reacts with the food's protein, and flavors and colors the cooking food item. The result - some of the best wood-fired food you will ever taste!
"Loved all over the world, even in Hong Kong!
Jack Y., Clearwater Bay Hong Kong, China
Learn more about the natural wood we use in all our culianry wood products:
"Over the past few years, I have spent countless hours searching for a source of good, clean, wood available at an affordable rate for Canadian bbq and smoker enthusiasts like myself. I have wasted more dollars that I care to tell you, on supposedly clean wood that ended up being wood that either, was stored in a plastic bag for many months and now moldy, was random chunk sizes varing from a wood chip to something big enough to fire into a woodstove( ok, maybe not that big but you get my drift) or looked like it spent days or weeks on a sawmill floor and then someone got a bright idea and thought about sweeping it up into a bag and passing it off as "great wood chunks, perfect for your smoker"....ugh!
Well my days of searching are over! I recently received my order of Wild Cherry (speedy shipping too,thanks!) and was pleased to find it came in a box with explicit instructions to immediately either remove the plastic bag or leave in the box/bag combo but keep the plastic open. This tells me that Smokinlicious understands how to properly store this stuff. The chunks were uniform in length and width, had a nice clean sweet smell, and zero bark. Well, I have to say, I was impressed and you completely sold me when I did my next rack of back ribs. The ribs were tender as always, the difference was in the nice, sweet smoky flavour, hard to describe but the wood smoke flavoured tasted "clean" is the best way to describe it! Now, if you could only find me some nice apple wood to go along with hickory, maple and red oak that I have recently purchased....." Spotty Dog