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Wood Chips/ Chunks storage

Do you keep your chip or chunks in their factory bags for storage, or do you place then in a small tupper ware container for neater storage capabilities? If you store them in tupper ware, does the container have to "breath" like the factory bags?
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,066
    I keep mine in the bags and just roll them down as needed. When they get low, I stick the bag into an old cat food bucket(like 4 gallons) with other stuff so I don't have a bunch laying about.
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  • I keep mine in white 5 gal. plastic buckets stored in the garage.
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,588
    In the bags they came in.

                                                                        
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  • MO_EgginMO_Eggin Posts: 128
    Original bags in the garage.
    LBGE, St. Louis, MO
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Both... original bags in a rubermaid tote. 
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,146

    Another for the original bags. 

    Louisville
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  • Individual containers.


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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    @Dave in Florida what do your labels say, that's some serious smoking wood. I have 5 bags right now and they would all fit in one of those tubs
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,821
    edited April 2013
    With a few eggceptions I keep my smoking wood in 6 and 16 litre plastic containers withs lids here
     
    Posted by: Richard Fl on 2013/04/22 20:28:10  



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  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    Go to the fruitawood.com website.  They say keep them in fridge or dig a hole and put a bucket down in the hole.  

    I buy my wood there, but just keep it in the box in a dark corner of my basement.
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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,254
    I keep them in shoe boxes under my table. Fruitwoods in one, hardwoods in one, pellets and amazen smoker in a third. It doesn't rain here often and my egg is at the high point of the yard so I don't worry about it getting wet. My dealer sells chunks in boxes so I usually just leave those alone until gone.
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    +1 for original bags inside a Tupperware container.
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  • Thanks for all the advise guys! Especially you Duganboy, thanks for that website. Very informative! I can only imagine how many of their chunks of wood you get in their 10lb bag ;)

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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,339
    fruitawood is good stuff.  Their chunks are large.

    I've stored mesquite for years in my basement.  When the summer hits, I'll move the fruit wood down there too.  Wife wood kill me if I took over the fridge to store wood.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,066
    Ragtop99 said:
    fruitawood is good stuff.  Their chunks are large.

    I've stored mesquite for years in my basement.  When the summer hits, I'll move the fruit wood down there too.  Wife wood kill me if I took over the fridge to store wood.
    My wife tried to kill me for storing beer in the fridge.

    That's why I bought a second fridge for the basement. Much cheaper than surgery, in my book.
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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,339
    Ragtop99 said:
    fruitawood is good stuff.  Their chunks are large.

    I've stored mesquite for years in my basement.  When the summer hits, I'll move the fruit wood down there too.  Wife wood kill me if I took over the fridge to store wood.
    My wife tried to kill me for storing beer in the fridge.

    That's why I bought a second fridge for the basement. Much cheaper than surgery, in my book.
    I had a small second fridge downstairs.  My son took it to college.  I believe it still stores beer.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • bobbymcGbobbymcG Posts: 13
    Individual containers.


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    Thumbs up for that set-up. As long as the containers are under a covered area, no objections to keeping it outside?
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