dead wood?

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by bigun, May 12, 2008.

  1. bigun

    bigun Fire Starter

    One of two questions today (The other will be posted in charcoal section) can I use dead standing branchs I cut out of the 20+ walnut and apple trees in my yard or do I need to stick with green wood that I have seasoned myself? the reason I ask is I am pruning my apple tree a little bit and it seems a shame to pitch all this already dry wood that is still atached to the tree.
  2. chrome

    chrome Smoke Blower

    I don't know about smoking (yet) with them, but I've always used dead branches that fell out of the trees to get some smoky goodness in whatever I had on the grill.
    I just love getting around the "no burn" ordnance in our town... :)
  3. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I was wondering the same thing. I cut down a dying red plum tree in my front yard. Some of the larger limbs are dead, dry and have little weight to them. I think they are ok, not too sure though.
  4. master_dman

    master_dman Meat Mopper

    You should be able to use dead limbs with no problem.
  5. chargrilled

    chargrilled Meat Mopper

    I have heard you want to use smokin wood (if exposed to the elements) after one season but not more than 3 seasons. dont know if there is any truth to it or not.

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