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Old 06-28-2013, 10:19 AM
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Default Finding Firewood in Central Florida

I live in Winter Park, Fl and I'm in the process of building and oven. I'm wondering if anyone knows where you can find good firewood for wood fired cooking. Also, thoughts from Florida cooks on keeping the wood dry in this humidity.

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Old 07-04-2013, 11:22 AM
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I'm 2 hours North of you and I source my wood from a local "fuel wood" operation. They are called Southern Fuel Wood and are located in Newberry, FL. You should have a local wood supplier near you. They kiln dry the wood that I use for making pizza & I have had no problem with the humidity affecting the wood performance or oven performance. The only thing I worry about is yeast amounts during the year.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:12 PM
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"The only thing I worry about is yeast amounts during the year."
What does this means??
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:42 AM
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It can be very hot & humid during the months of May through October. The humidity levels reach 100% and at these times I vary the amount of yeast that I use in my pizza dough. I have used as little as 1/4 TSP and as much as 1TSP. Yes, "proofing" can be controlled through refrigeration, but when I make dough in a 100F kitchen during the summer I use less yeast as well as pull my dough in and out of the cooler because it is rising too fast.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:44 AM
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I'm talking about large batches of dough...say like 300 5oz dough balls.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:38 PM
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I live in Winter Park, Fl and I'm in the process of building and oven. I'm wondering if anyone knows where you can find good firewood for wood fired cooking. Also, thoughts from Florida cooks on keeping the wood dry in this humidity.

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Hey neighbor! I'm from Winter Springs and also have the same question.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:01 PM
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Our Ocala Craigslist always has firewood in the free section. You may want to check a location near you.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:10 AM
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Publix carries bags of kiln-dried firewood in the winter. Lowes and Home Depot do too. I stock up then. However, I prefer to buy green wood from a local supplier and cure it myself.
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