Did you know that premium vendors deliver restaurant firewood for commercial cooking? With several flavors of cooking wood that fit in devices as small as pizza ovens, ProCut Firewood is happy to help restaurants across the Twin Cities region bring new menu items to life.
If you want to know where to buy good firewood, look no further than our processing yard in Rochester, MN. Certainly, our gourmet firewood excels at cooking food all the way through without burning anything, but it also adds genuine flavor to whatever you’d like to make.
Keep reading to find out why our highly dense, impeccably kiln-dried cooking wood leaves competition in the dust.
Why Does Kiln-Dried Hardwood Cook Better?
Cooking with wood may present the following concerns. How can you be sure you’ve cooked your food all the way through? What if there are bugs in it? What if the fire produces enough smoke to ruin the dish?
To address these concerns, we’ll start by sharing what makes kiln-dried hardwood so good at starting fires, then we’ll move onto how its characteristics aid in the cooking process.
For our purposes, there are two main categories of wood: hardwood and softwood. We make our firewood entirely from hardwood because softwood is simply never as dense. We even provide hardwoods that are dense in comparison to other hardwoods!
Why is density important? It determines a fire’s consistent heat and duration. The densest wood provides the most heat for the most time. This is great for keeping your house warm, but it’s also great for cooking food evenly. Without hardwood, you’re a couple drafts away from your pork being as burnt on the outside as it is raw on the inside.
If you cook with our kiln-dried hardwood, you won’t need to waste seven hours on a windy day. In fact, fires produced by hickory are so hot that we don’t recommend it to newcomers who might not have as watchful an eye as more seasoned cooks.
Kiln-drying is the other part of why our firewood for restaurants is so effective. Let’s say you take your hypothetical axe outside and start swinging (at trees). If you try to start a fire with fresh wood, you’re not going to get anywhere. As you could probably tell us, there’s too much moisture.
So what do vendors do? The biggest retailers “season” their wood, favoring quantity over quality. Seasoning is a cheap process that doesn’t entail much beside time. All you have to do is leave firewood outdoors to air-dry for several months. When we put hardwood in our kilns, it needs no more than two days to be significantly drier than seasoned wood (i.e., moisture below 20%).
The driest wood is easiest to start, and it also increases fires’ longevity. To combine the highest possible density with the lowest possible moisture is to create firewood that cooks food as well as it heats homes.
How Does Fragrant Wood Bring the Flavor?
Though we’ve established why kiln-dried hardwood cooks food as thoroughly as more modern means, this doesn’t leave us with a reason to favor wood-fired cooking. At least in a modern context, the purpose of wood-fired cooking is to create new flavors. That’s why the hardwood with which we prepare our cooking wood is also the most fragrant. Here are our flavors!
The smoky sweetness of cherry wood is perfect for lighter dishes, like pizza and seafood. Its low heat keeps it from burning meat and makes it a good candidate for smoking.
Offering the most heat, hickory provides a savory, barbecue flavor that pairs nicely with all sorts of red meat, including bacon, ribs and pork.
In terms of flavor, oak offers only a gentle nudge of smokiness, so it’s versatile enough to pair with other woods as well as other dishes.
How Does Our Cooking Wood Work with All Devices?
Our cooking wood comes in many sizes, especially for oak orders. If you order oak by the box, each box contains a cubic foot of wood chunks. Our mini stacks of around 80 pieces of wood allow you to mix and match multiple species. Our premium wood chunks of oak, hickory, maple and cherry come in 300 cubic inch bags. Finally, we provide tiny chunks of oak for pizza ovens.
But these types of orders would only be suitable for one-time events, like festivals. If your restaurant is counting on firewood every day, we’ve provided half cords and full cords of cooking wood to the entire region’s finest restaurants.
Restaurant Firewood Delivery in Minneapolis, MN
We hope you’ve learned how your restaurant can benefit from premium cooking wood.
With all the firewood vendors out there, knowing where to get good firewood can be a challenge, but few vendors can provide a product that’s appropriate for cooking food. Firewood for cooking needs to meet uniquely stringent standards in the interest of cleanliness and public health.
We’re proud of our clean, MDA-certified product’s ability to cook and flavor food effectively enough to leave competition in the dust. If you’re looking for the best cooking wood in Minnesota, we’re happy to deliver to restaurants in Minneapolis and the greater region. Please call us or fill our online forms to place your order.