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How much wood on average dose your restaurant get threw

 
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Pepperjack



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PostPosted: Sep 22 2015    Post subject: How much wood on average dose your restaurant get threw Reply with quote

I'm trying to estimate how much wood a BBQ joint burns threw a week I no all smokers our different and depends on covers and how busy a place is but its just to try calculate a ruff cost for wood buying a week any of you guys with restaurants you input here would be amazing. in the UK we have some good choice of wood Beech, cheery, walnut, oak and maple
Any feedback is much appreciated
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Harry Nutczak
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PostPosted: Sep 23 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

what kind of pit, what kind of volume, what kinbd of ambient temps?

We are doing 18-22 cords annually, but the pit is 100% wood-fired
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PostPosted: Sep 23 2015    Post subject: Thanks for the info Reply with quote

(1) 30x90 offset smoker (1) 8ft brick pit (Wayne Monk Style) (1) 8ft masonry oven (bread oven) (1)8ft open pit (salt lick style) all 100% wood fired covers 40-50

In the winter time temperatures in the day reach 7.3°C (45.1°F) on average falling to 2.1°C (35.8°F) overnight. In spring time temperatures climb reaching 12.1°C (53.7°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 4.7°C (40.4°F). During summer average high temperatures are 19.3°C (66.7°F) and average low temperatures are 11.4°C (52.5°F).

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PostPosted: Sep 24 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy yourself a load of wood, fire up all your smokers/grills that use wood. Run the whole day. Then figure out what you went through and times that by how many days you will cook each week. Add an extra days wood to that for good measure.
You can always adjust that up or down as you learn what it really takes as you go. Depends on what you are cooking, how often you open the lid, how hot your fire or coals are, what the ambient temps are, how dry (or how green) the wood is.

I have one smoker and go through a load (split logs like for a fireplace) of Hickory and Oak in two weeks. Burn over a bed of charcoal in the firebox. I only put two or three logs in at a time.
One load of my wood is 8 ft wide by 5 ft tall stacked.

You will just have to do some burns to really know.
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PostPosted: Sep 25 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply
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