Carolina Cookwood Smoking Wood Chunks
Choose from six different types of wood chunks. These chunks are naturally cured (never kiln dried), preserving the desired natural smoke flavor. They are hand packaged in natural, breathable (12" x 20") burlap bags.
Carolina Cookwood Smoking Chunks Are Air Dried Not Kiln Dried
Fresh, just-cut wood is what most of us would call green wood. Wood chunks (not chips) are considered dry product but the logs that come straight fresh cut is full of water and "sugars". You want the water to evaporate so the wood will burn evenly while retaining the natural sugars to add flavor to your cook.
This air dried wood is known as “seasoned wood,” and for smoking it’s actually not completely dry so there is a tasty smolder that is passed on to your food.
Kiln-dried wood is used for furniture, cabinets, flooring, and many other products, as it is less likely to cup and warp. This allows manufacturers to make a more durable product.
For BBQ and smoking Carolina Cookwood prefers to use a lengthy air dried process to ensure a high quality flavor from each bag. Our air-dried wood has a higher moisture content than kiln-dried wood, making it more popular among pitmasters seeking optimal smokiness.