Hi Brian, wood tar has caused my wife a lot of distress when it gets all over my clothes. .
Now, I think I’ve got a workaround for that. I’m not married.
What it is, I discovered at an early age that “Apply Sparingly” is a difficult concept for me. Any sticky, gungy substance has a magnetic attraction for me. Glue, paint, automotive grease, silicone gasket goo, tomato ketchup- I usually end up plastered with it. Thus qualified, I used to work in a toothpaste factory…another story for another day. A poem sums this up…
Shake and shake the ketchup bottle
None’ll come and then a lot’ll
Just make sure you dump the stuff in out of site places
Now really… I hope we’re all a cut above “just dumping” anything troublesome. I’d want to ask the questions, and if it’s nasty, make sure it’s burned and out of harms way, not produced in the first place, or otherwise properly disposed of. As it happens, wood tar is so ubiquitous in smoked food products that I wouldn’t regard it as dangerous unless proven otherwise. I’m hoping to use it to moderate the avalanche effect of retort charcoal production.