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How to store wood you purchased

Most smokers purchase wood from shops. This wood comes pre-packaged in either cardboard boxes with holes or burlap and plastic bags.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Keyword: Storage, Wood
Yield: 1 perfectly stored wood
Author: Joost Nusselder
Cost: $2


  • Wood rack


  • Wood
  • Cardboard box
  • Plastic container with holes


  • It’s perfectly fine to keep the wood in its packaging and only take it out when you use it. You can keep the wood indoors in your shed or garage.
  • The ideal container for your woods is a cardboard box with holes – this way the air can circulate, and your wood won’t go moldy.
  • Plastic containers with holes or buckets with holes are also acceptable for storing smoke woods. If you have old Rubbermaid plastic baskets or laundry bins lying around, you can use those!
  • But remember, any plastic container you use must have air holes that allow for good air circulation.