Wood vinegar or liquid smoke, which is also referred to as wood acid or pyroglinous acid, is a brown, cloudy, or transparent liquid that is obtained from the process of prolysis. The level of quality and efficiency of this product is directly dependent on the precise control of temperature and time in this process, as well as taking into account the consumables and the dosage and concentration of wood vinegar relative to the soil or plant where this product is to be used.
This fragrant substance has a low pH (about 3), while the amount of organic matter in it reaches 8%, which, in addition, has a high percolation power. Wood vinegar consists of 200 different compounds, all of which are organic and completely harmless. The main components of wood vinegar are:
Ethyl valerate (ester)
The most important organic compound in wood vinegar is acetic acid, which makes up 3-7% of it and 50–70% of its organic matter. The various compounds in this product make it effective for organic use for various purposes, bringing extraordinary results.