Big Apple score!!!

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by bustedluckbarbq, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My boss/ friend's Dad lives across the street from an Orchard.... just north of Gettysburg PA.... said it would be fine to come up and cut the trees the orchard cycles out....

    The next day he called back and said he already had a load cut....

    I went up yesterday and this is most of what i got... minus the pile i dropped off at Gramason's place....

    The crazy thing is the Old guy cuts all this with a hand saw!!! he cuts all his wood that way!!!!

    Looks like HdG has the apple hookup from Gettysburg!!!
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice score! We have a lot of orchards around here also. I'm just waiting for the weather to get a little better, then I'm going searching. Keith
  3. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What i didn't know is that orchards cycle their trees out and replace them with newer younger trees.... when i got close to the place yesterday... the had taken whole trees and piled them up in rows.... i guess to burn!?!

    Then they plant newer younger ones in their place!! The said we could have it all if we wanted it!!!

    There were trees pulled up and piled in rows like 200 meters long, 20 meters wide, 5 meters high!! I saw three or four piles like this!!!
  4. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks again..
  5. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice score bustedluck. Do you debark the wood before using it to smoke with?
  6. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Good score! Apple is great but if you can get Mullberry then you should give it a try. Taste like with apple with a little extra kick. Seems to make better coals also. But we use what is available, right? around here mulberry grows like weeds and farmers are beggin to get them outta their pastures.
  7. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great score Mark!
  8. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice score........ Hopefully this summer I will be getting my hands on a few pieces of orange wood from florida..... Would love to get a whole truck load of wood for free..... I am keeping my eyes open...... We got an oak and maple at work that should need some pruning this spring...... Then I will be set for a little while......
  9. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm gonna cut this stuff up, knock the bark off and chunk the bigger stuff into fist size pieces.... let it season... shouldn't need any apple anytime soon......
  10. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Apple IMO is the universal smoking wood. Everything is good with it, and some is excellent.
  11. oc-ken

    oc-ken Fire Starter

    what is the chance they would have more?
  12. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pretty good Ken. If ya want and get up this way... i'll give ya some... HdG is at the most Northern Tip of the Cheasapeake Bay.... on the Susquehanna River.... about a 2-3 hr. trip from OC depending on how ya come up and traffic...let me know a little in advance and i'll cut some up and have it packaged for ya!
  13. jaynik

    jaynik Smoking Fanatic

    Mark, Do you still have any of that apple available? My Dad brought me some from SC, but I used it up quick. I don't have much to offer, but could trade you a few sticks of cherry that I have or some of the chunks I've made up.
  14. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    This is probably a dumb question... but how long will it last providing you keep it in the dry?
  15. master_dman

    master_dman Meat Mopper

    I just cut an apple tree down in my yard last summer.
    I should have plenty for awhile.

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