Grilling Season is Here: Steak Touch Test

Grilling season is here! Did you know you can check your steak’s progress without cutting into it or using a…

Posted by Wood Pellets on Friday, May 29, 2020

 

Grilling season is here!

Did you know you can check your steak’s progress without cutting into it or using a thermometer? Simply press your index finger into the base of your thumb and make these hand gestures to compare how the steak feels.

Even if you don’t have a wood pellet grill, you can use a few different techniques to get that smoky BBQ infusion for your food.

Shipping is free on 20 pound bags of Bear Mountain BBQ Grilling Pellets!

 

DIY Projects: Wood Pallet Safety Guide

Woodpellets.com Pallet DIYs

We’re always encouraging our customers to try and re-use materials leftover from deliveries. However if you are planning to start a DIY project using wood pallets, it’s important to fully inspect them first.

Begin with checking for any suspicious spills or stains on the pallet. If you find any that aren’t sap, we don’t suggest using that pallet in case of past chemical contamination.

Next, check for the pallet’s stamp, which gives you information about the wood. Even if it could be completely safe, you shouldn’t use a pallet without one.

HT = Heat Treated. Pallets manufactured in North America are heat treated to control pests. This is a good symbol to see on a pallet.
DB = Debarked. This simply means the wood sourced for pallet making has had any bark on it removed. Many pallets have this stamp, but it doesn’t matter either way.
KD = Kiln Dried. The use of ovens or kilns on the wood is to control factors like warping and fungal growth. You might also see a DH code to note the use of dielectric heating.
MB = Methyl Bromide. DO NOT make use of pallets marked MB! Methyl bromide fumigation is a chemical pesticide treatment that can be very hazardous.

According to 1001 Pallets, “In 1987, the Montreal Protocol aimed to regulate the use of methyl bromide, along with multiple other chemicals found to impact the ozone. This type of treatment is now banned in Canada and many countries because it poses health risks to workers handling the pallets. However, you can still find it in some places. If you find an MB pallet (likely from Asia or Oceania), please do not use it for your craft projects or as firewood, find a waste-removal company that can dispose of it properly.”

Learn more about pallet safety here, and check out this visual guide on reading pallet stamps. Stay safe and have fun with your projects!

 

How to Use Wood Pallets in Your Garden

DIY Wood Pallet GardenWoodpellets.com Quality Manager Joy explains how she used wood pallets from a recent delivery to keep her family’s garden organized:

DIY Wood Pallet GardenWe start our garden every year by taking compost from our compost pit. The compost is made of ash from our stove and food waste. We also sprinkle in wet damaged fuel. We then mix the compost with soil and roto-till it into the garden.

The next step was to take our pallets and cut off the bottom layer. We place the pallets into the newly mixed soil. Under the pallets is a plastic barrier, the soil is added on top and then we push the pallets in.

The next step is to take our pre grown plantlings and place them spaced apart.

Using this combination of pallets and the barrier plastic (made from Woodpellets.com delivery shrouds) our peppers, scallions, peas and green beans won’t get strangled with weeds!

Have you re-used wood pallets in your garden? Share your projects with us on the Woodpellets.com Facebook page!

This New 3-Ton Wood Pellet Bundle Helps You Save Money and Burn Strategically

Woodpellets.com 3-Ton Blended BundleOur special Blended Bundle includes one ton of our popular new hardwood/softwood mix, Cleanfire Premium Blend, as well as one ton of the always reliable Cleanfire Hardwood and one ton our best selling softwood, Cleanfire Pacific.

This 3-ton wood pellet pack is not only economical – but strategic as well!

We suggest starting out the heating season with Cleanfire Hardwood, switch to Cleanfire Premium Blend along with lower temperatures, then bring in your Cleanfire Pacific for the coldest part of the winter.

Heating your home by matching the wood pellet heat output with the time of year will maximize your efficiency and your budget.

Read >> New Hardwood/Softwood Mix Available in 40lb and 20lb Bags

Learn more about the Blended Bundle and all the premium pellet fuel available in your area by visiting our website or call the experts at 1-800-PELLETS!

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