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We will add 3 lbs to 15 & 20 lb boxes or add 5 lbs to any 30 or 50 lb box if it ships to a commercial address.*** Rates are cheaper to Commercial addresses. We save money on shipping costs and we would like to share these savings with you. THATS THE WAY WE ROLL!!! So if you can have your order shipped to your work, your spouses work or a friends work use that address instead. When we fill out the shipping label and it notifies us of a COMMERCIAL ADDRESS we will automatically add the FREE WOOD to your box. Its a WIN WIN situation. NOTE: FedEx only considers addresses which are in a commercial or retail zoned area. Residences are NEVER considered, even if you have a Commercial Refrigerator or Stove in your kitchen.
(***Offer EXCLUDES single purchases of ANY 10lb box, and/or 15lb boxes shipped VIA USPS Priority Mail. In some situations it may be less expensive to ship VIA USPS Priority Mail. In this situation we reserve the right to ship VIA the less expensive carrier. Multiple box purchases will be combined and shipped via FedEx.)
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PLEASE CALL US. (970-778-6184) or **fruita (**378482) from your cell phone.
We can answer all your questions AND place your order over the phone.
We LOVE Special Orders and Requests...We are just a phone call away. We almost always say YES!!
ABOUT OUR WOOD:
We offer wood in the following sizes in ALL varieties:
CHUNKS - Approx 2 1/2"-3" thick by 2 1/2" - 3 1/2" accross.
MINI-SPLITS - 5 1/2" - 6" long and are about 2 1/2" - 4"
across. (equal to 2 chunks)
SPLITS - These are 12" long and 2 1/2-4" across. Only
available in 30 & 50lb Boxes & 500lb Wholesale
Some 10, 15 and 20 pound boxes will be shipped FedEx ground depending on your location. This typically includes all states WEST of the Mississippi River. We may also use FedEx during our busy times to get your order to you sooner even though it may cost us more for shipping. Typical delivery times from the day you order are 2-4 days, not including Saturday and Sunday.
30 & 50lb boxes Shipped FedEx Ground 3-5 day delivery time.
500lb Wholesale Lots Shipped FedEx or Old Domenion Freight 5 day delivery time.
Sizes are approximate and will vary slightly depending on variety of wood.
We PROVIDE only the freshest woods available. Our Fruit woods are cut from orchards certified by the Colorado Dept of Agriculture (CODA) as Organic. No HIDDEN Pesticide residues.
Fruita Wood Chunks are cut the day you order them, and boxed and shipped IMMEDIATELY. You get your wood in an average of 2-3 days, delivered right to your door. Saves you gas money and time.
Why we sell by weight and not volumn..
Simple, moisture content determines how much smoke you will get from the wood. (this is why kiln dried bagged woods tell you to soak prior to using. Something you will NEVER have to do with our wood.) When the wood is at its freshest, it will be heavier, and you will need to use less wood. As it naturally dries out you will need more wood to continue to get that same flavor. Therefore, as the wood get lighter you will be recieving more to make up for the lost moisture and need to add more. Be assured that once our wood gets below a certian moisture percentage, we will no longer sell it. It becomes firewood.
BEWARE of *DEPOT and *Mart Stores bagged woods. These packages have been sitting in hot warehouses for months at a time drying out. They have NO VALUABLE MOISTURE AND NATURAL SUGAR CONTENT. This moisture gives the true fruit flavor to your meat.
Our boxes are hand package which allow us to inspect each piece for any bugs, or blemishes that could jeopardize the flavor of the meat you are going to smoke.
Wonder why most Depot and Mart packaged woods are in sealed plastic bags? Its because these packages of wood contain NO moisture. If they did the wood will mold while sitting in these bags. Our woods are shipped in boxes which allow them to breath. We offer a free burlap bag to store them in just for asking for one. We also recommend you store your wood in a cool damp place. Especially our Peach and Apricot wood. Our wood is shipped at its premium state of flavor. Keeping the wood in a refrigerator or in a cool basement will help preserve this premium state.
Once you try our woods you will never buy from a *DEPOT or you local *Mart Super Centers again.
Get a free bag with your order just by asking. We will send ONE unprinted 12x20 burlap storage bag with every 15lbs of wood purchased. All you have to do is ask. Just type FREE BAG in the comments section while checking out and its all yours.
HOW MUCH WOOD IS IN OUR BOXES?
We HAND PACK one (1), over filled 5 gallon bucket into each of our LARGE 15-17lb boxes. (3/4 of a bucket in the small 10-12lb boxes). This is enough wood to last the typical back yard Pit Master
2 months, if smoking 1-2 times a week.
HOW IS OUR WOOD CURED?
Fruita Wood Chunks are cured naturally, NEVER kiln dried. The kiln dry process removes ALL the moisture from the wood. This is counter productive to achieving a good smoke flavor. You can achieve the flavor with kiln dried wood, but it takes more than TWICE as much as Fruita Wood Chunks naturally cured wood.
CUT FRESH THE DAY YOU ORDER..
Our wood is kept in log form from the day it is harvested until the day you order. The lengths are usually 20-24" long and are anywhere from 3" to 6" in diameter. This helps retain moisture until the time it is cut for each individual order.
Every order is cut to your specified size, packed, and shipped the same day*. This will give you the FRESHEST wood available on the market.
HOW OLD IS OUR WOOD?
Fruita Wood Chunks aging process is kept secret to keep our advantage above our competition. Our wood is NEVER pre cut, boxed and left sitting on a shelf, in a stolen shopping cart, or warehouse waiting to be ordered. This only causes the wood to dry out and loose valuable flavor. Fruita Wood Chunks are not more than 6-8 months old when we ship them. This allows for a 2-3 month shelf life. There will be enough moisture in our wood for a 20-30 minute smoke period. They WILL NOT burn up in 5-10 minutes like bagged *Depot or *Mart purchased wood.
DO I NEED TO SOAK THE WOOD IN WATER PRIOR TO USING THEM?
NO!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
DO NOT !!!! soak our wood in water. There is enough moisture in our wood to allow for extended smoking period. Soaking in water will only create a sooty smoke making your meats bitter and less desirable to the judges.
HOW MUCH WOOD SHOULD I USE WHILE SMOKING MY MEAT?
We recommend only using 2-3 chunks, or 1-2 Mini Splits at a time, depending on your cooker/smoker. This minimal amount will give you about 20-30 minutes of smoke time. Too much smoke and your meat will become bitter and sooty. You can adjust this according to your smoker size, and the amount and type of meat you are smoking. Only add more wood when the chunks/split become white and tart to fall apart. By doing this you will achieve a better flavor, and your Fruita Wood Chunks will last longer.
Fruita Wood Chunks are used only to flavor your food, NOT TO COOK WITH!!!
Use Lump Coal or Charcoal for cooking. You will achieve better results.
HOW DO WE MANAGE TO SELL SUPERIOR QUALITY FOR LESS THAN ANYONE ELSE?
We don't have any fancy packaging, nor do we have a store front. These are called overhead costs. Minimizing our overhead allows us to provide a quality product at minimal cost to you. We prefer to sell in volume as well. Making $5.00-$15.00 less per box but making it up by selling more of them.
Fruita Wood Chunks is just what our name says. FRUIT WOOD CHUNKS, from the heart of Colorado's Fruit Basket. We are located in Friendly Fruita, Colorado. The orchards we get our products from are just down the road at the base of the worlds largest flat top mountain, The Grand Mesa. "The Mesa" is over 10,000 feet in elevation, and stands majestically 6000 feet above the Grand Valley. The Grand valleys warm days and cool nights make the area perfect for growing world famous Peaches, Apples, Cherries, Apricots, Pears, Plums and Wine Grapes. The fertile soil, clean air, and fresh Rocky Mountain water, all contribute to the purity of our natural products. Try our wood and see why our customers keep coming back for more.
*WE ARE THE FASTEST SHIPPER AROUND.
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2-3 DAY PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING INCLUDED WITH MOST ORDERS AT NO EXTRA COST!!!
See our "Shipping Info" page for details.