Spring Pinion wood at Upchurch Cooking Firewood

 

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The weather here in the Midwest is slowly starting to warm up. We all know what that means! It's about time for all of us to spend more time around the bbq smoker and spending time with our families outdoors. You just can't beat the tenderness and flavor of meat we can get out of our smokers.  

We also know the mosquitoes and bugs will be in full force this summer and our Santa Fe Pinion wood repels bugs and mosquitoes really well. Take a look on our Pinion wood page for more details.

 

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The spring time here is our most enjoyable time of year. We get to focus on our BBQ smoker and smoking wood customers. This is the time of year to smoke the greatest meats for your family and friends. There are various techniques the best BBQ competition smokers use. If you are really after the smoke, some soak their split logs and wood chips in water for a short time so they won't "burn" down quickly. Another technique some use is instead of soaking in water, some people soak in a fruit juice of their choice. Some of the options are pineapple juice or apple juice. This is the time when you can get creative in choosing the best smoke you'd like for your prepared foods. 

Some of the newer BBQ smoker are not coming installed with a water pan. I don't really like this because I have been putting this water pan to good use. Filling the drip pan with water or apple juice can really help bring down the BBQ smoker temperature if you are looking for a long smoking period. A longer smoker period with a lower temperature can really tenderize the meat and help it fall off the bone. I personally do choose BBQ smokers with drip pans because if I have the time and patience, I like the long drawn out smokes because the end product of tender meat is worth the wait. 

 

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A important thing to note on our Santa Fe Pinion wood is you don't really want it to burn up. The most useful part of this gymnosperm is to let it smoke. This is what fends off the bugs, insects and mosquitoes. This also helps you conserve your prized pinion wood. I often get my fire started in my chiminea and then I place chunks of pinion or split logs on the fire that I have soaked for 30 minutes in water. This enables the fire to hit the wet pinion wood and give out much more smoke to attack the bugs and make them flee. I have also heard of people taking a piece of pinion wood and cutting it into small chips to fill air fresheners for their cars and home. This is a great idea because the smell of pinion is such a wonderful smell. Other customers have bought pinion wood from me and put a few pieces in their back seat or underneath their seats so they would have that aromatic scent all the time. These are just a couple wonderful ideas my customers bring to me!

 

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Pinion wood is one of our favorites at the wood shop here. We usually have a pinion wood fire here because the smell is aromatic and we love it as well as our customers. Pinion wood is also spelled Pinon wood and Pinyon wood but it is all the same wood species from the Southwestern United States. The most important part of pinion wood is to make sure you get as much of the smoke as possible. It is not a type of firewood that you want to burn up in a fire. Keep the fire low and often people soak their pinion wood chunks or logs in water. This brings up the moisture content in the wood and allows the pinion wood for sale to smoke more. We also have free pinion wood shipping that enables you to get your pinion wood mailed straight to your doorstep. This is a big convenience because pinion wood is not available in all parts of the United States. Our pinion wood for sale available for free shipping is from the Santa Fe, New Mexico area and it is authentic and full of great smelling aroma. Pinion wood can also be used in the summer time to repel bugs and mosquitoes. This makes it a great organic bug killer. Just make a pinion wood fire in your chiminea in the bugs and insects and mosquitoes will flee. Pinion wood works great to keep away the bugs!


Kyle Upchurch
Kyle Upchurch

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GrowOKC is a Professsional Organic Horticulture Company. We have pinion wood, organic products, smoking wood pellets and cooking wood chips. #growokc



4 Comments

Upchurch Cooking Firewood
Upchurch Cooking Firewood

July 11, 2014

Jeff,

The pinion wood works really well keeping all the bugs, mosquitoes and insects. The pinion wood doesn’t kill them they just get far away because they hate the smell. It’s very interesting that it is a heavenly smell and has a aromatic pinion wood smell but the bugs hate it. The most important part of your pinion wood is the smoke it creates. Some people soak their pinion wood chunks and pinion wood logs in water for awhile because this creates more pinion wood smoke. Pinion wood is also a long burning and hard pine that won’t burn quickly. Your average Ponderosa Pine smells good burn burns pretty quickly. Pinion wood on the other hand will burn longer in your fireplace and chiminea. We are a year round dealer of pinion wood so we can ship it to you in Chicago when you’d like. Thanks, Jeff

Jeff - Chicago, IL
Jeff - Chicago, IL

July 11, 2014

Hi Upchurch Cooking Firewood,

I am interested in hearing about the free pinion wood shipping. I usually spray that stuff on my skin to kill mosquitoes and came across this website about killing mosquitoes with pinion wood. thanks!

Upchurch Cooking Firewood
Upchurch Cooking Firewood

July 05, 2014

Hi Jason,
To a point all the smoking wood coming out of the fruit orchards are sweet. But there are a few that tend to have more of a sweetness to them when used in your bbq smoker. One of the most unique smoking woods that I have come across is persimmon wood. It doesn’t grow very many places in the United States and most people are unaware that is it excellent for cooking. Persimmon has a very wide sap line where most of the sweet sap is and when the fire hits it it is really nice. One common misconception is with Apple wood. It is not the greatest of smoking woods. It does have a tangy aroma to it and I often find people do not like it very well. It is the most overrated smoking wood. Although the internet says apple wood is the best, it is not.
Another sweet fruit wood is Apricot wood and happens to be a long burning smoking wood. I have used it a lot over the summer and grilled a lot of deer steaks over it. I was very happy.
On the other side of coin there are some nut woods that are exceptional. I really like pecan wood and hickory wood. Putting them together makes a great way to smoke some bbq pork ribs. The pecan wood helps the meat fall off the bone and the hickory wood gives it a amazing flavor. I hope I answered you question well, Jared. Thanks for your interest!

Jason
Jason

June 20, 2014

I really like your smoking wood ideas and ways to use my BBQ Smoker. I have never heard of persimmon wood. Is it a sweet smoking wood for sale you have? What is the sweetest BBQ wood for sale you have? Thanks, jason

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