Wood chunk storage

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ron50

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When I restarted smoking this year I originally picked up a bag of hickory chunks they had at the local Walmart. Ran through that pretty quick so I purchased a nice mixed box of hickory and cherry online.
My problem is where and how to store it.
We live in South Central FL in the Tampa Bay area so it will probably be a wet warm spring followed by a hot wet summer.
Wood came in at between 24 - 28% moisture.
I can't have a shed where we are so my only option is to store it in the garage. I can't imagine it's going to be too dry in the garage but I don't want to get mold on the wood when the humidity starts getting high.
Any suggestions on the best way to store it?
I opened it, kept the top open, and have it sitting in the original shipping box.
Thanks.


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There's a lot of worry here and shouldn't be....

I store my pecan (cut from natural) in a Publix bag (doubled) and it sits in the garage with the charcoal ...

To give piece of mind... throw a rag/towel in each side of the box... close up and store in garage...

I'm at the South end of the Skyway Bridge... so our weather is the same ...
 
I keep mine packed in an old cooler.
Probably not needed but makes me feel better with our GA humidity.

Keith
 
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There's a lot of worry here and shouldn't be....

I store my pecan (cut from natural) in a Publix bag (doubled) and it sits in the garage with the charcoal ...

To give piece of mind... throw a rag/towel in each side of the box... close up and store in garage...

I'm at the South end of the Skyway Bridge... so our weather is the same ...
I think you are probably right. I had a box of it when I lived up in NY and it was hot and humid there and never saw any mold on the wood. Thanks.
 
Mold needs moisture and an environment with no air flow. You have the no air flow environment but that wood has almost certainly been kiln dried so unless you have rain leak in on it or somehow get a lot of water on it, you have minimal moisture so you won't have mold.

You don't have to worry about condensation getting it so either since the wood is going to basically be at the same temperature as the air around it.
 
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