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Old 04-13-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Wood chip question

OK all, I need to know if I'm hooped or not.

I have two lovely bags of chips, one alder, one maple. They got saturated with water. I've got them drying out now in a tray, but I'm concerned that they won't be as flavorful now.

Are they usable? Or will they be subpar now?

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S/B OK. My concern is that if they were wet for long, they may have grown some mold and that could effect the flavor.
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I don't think so. They were under the eaves of the garage and when I came home I found them swimming. (Snow melted FAST) I think I got them in time.

I hadn't considered the mold thing. That would NOT taste good. I'll inspect the chips pretty carefully.
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...I'll inspect the chips pretty carefully.
I think your nose should tell you. Even if the flavor was a bit diluted, some extra smoking time should make up for it.
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Thanks Andy. I hate to toss them out. The bags were both nearly full.
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