Category Archives: hardwoods

Tannins and lake water…

Many lakes, ponds and streams are affected by the tannins present in leaves and wood that find their way into these bodies of water.  Since I was never a chemistry student, I won’t bore you with scientific information but the … Continue reading

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The real deal on charcoal (sort of)…

As a child growing up in the 1960’s, I have plenty of memories of my father wrestling with our charcoal grill in his ever-increasing obsession to grill food without charring it beyond recognition.  Grilling at my house involved lots of … Continue reading

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