Best practical solution to long term storage of Wood

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  1. arayk

    arayk New Member

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    Hi,

    I recently bought around 1kg of a good wood batch that I plan to store for long term use. I usually don't burn more than 2-3 grams per month so this will be kept for a long time, perhaps 20+ years inshallah. What is the most efficient way to store this wood and preserve the aroma for future generations to enjoy? Since the wood takes quite a bit of space I am not sure I want to store it in glass jars. I was thinking of splitting it and packing it into bags with 10-50grams in each one. The bags being something similar to the ones displayed in the link: https://www.dhgate.com/product/large-size-23-35cm-thicken-ziplock-flat-bottom/375336116.html

    Any other practical suggestions?
     
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    You may consider buying vacuum packaging machine... also food grade.... using similar bags to the ones you posted.
     
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    Well, glass jars are hard to beat - and from what I understand the agarwood resin preserves the scent for a long long time.. Think about "soiled" agarwoods, where the wood has been buried perhaps for centuries, certainly many decades - still fragrant when heated.. And the aesthetics of glass jars are so nice.. Although, 1kg is a lot - my collection is not that large - mostly smaller quantities of high grade woods.. I can fit the whole thing in half a drawer..
     
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    @Adam : Since you are promoting vacuum packaging, have you had any experience with wood loosing fragrance over time with other forms of storage? By the way the wood was actually the Organic Super Trat bought from you. I've yet to find a wood with a better value for money ratio than this one, but the olfactory sense is also a very subjective thing. I hope you get more in stock soon for everybody else to enjoy! =)

    @Ensar : What is your opinion and experience on this subject?
     
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    happy to hear you enjoy ms. Tan's wood.
    this type of wood take very long time to form and collect... that's why I was so happy when we got to try cooking it... well it was slightly lower grade but still quite amazing.
    as for storage... thick fully resinated pieces may be ok with no vacuum packaging. However chips like you got better to be sealed in order to preserve it' perfect oil to resin ratio... :)
     
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    Thank you Adam. I found a local store that sells vacuum sealers but with normal plastic bags and not these metallic ones. Do you think the plastic can interfere with the scent over a long period of time?
     
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    I used to store all my wood in the freezer in ziplock bags until worldwide protests started to break out from London to Beverly Hills, demanding that I defrost my wood. I've since adopted the Oud Learner technique of keeping it in glass jars (to avoid having eggs thrown at me when I cross the street, mainly). Now it looks like this:

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    Yes better to avoid thin plastic...
     
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    No doubt some very fragrant specimens
     
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    In my personal opinion, they make nice display too!
     
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    Beautifully displayed!
    Meticulously placed in the jars.
    I'm hoping those are tall jars, like one would keep pasta in.
     
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    @Ensar that is some serious eye candy! In the future, wild, ancient agarwood might be displayed like this in a museum in remembrance of what once was. Real nice display.
     
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