Fresh Apple Wood from Farm

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by tishthedish, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. tishthedish

    tishthedish Fire Starter


    So I just got back from a local tree farm and I now have these two large branches for $6. They were cut down last fall, still very heavy!!

    What do I do with these so I can use it in my Brinkmann smoker?
     
  2. tishthedish

    tishthedish Fire Starter

    Still very wet inside.
     
  3. tishthedish

    tishthedish Fire Starter

    Thoughts?
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    You can cut them down to Disk size pieces, that will let them dry quicker. 
     
  5. God advice from Tropics 

    Gary
     
  6. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Cut them into 3 inch lengths and split those into one inch(more or less) pieces. Once this is done the apple is ready to use as smoke wood on a charcoal fire. I prefer to use apple while still green if I can. You can also dry them before you use them, cut and split like this they will be dry in 2-4 weeks depending on storage conditions. I just got a milk crate full from a friend myself. Good Luck.
     
  7. tishthedish

    tishthedish Fire Starter

    Bark or no bark?
     
  8. Bark is fine
     
  9. tishthedish

    tishthedish Fire Starter

    Lastly, how thick should the disks be when I cut them?
     
  10. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I would say 1 1/2 " would be good if you can get that small. Then you can chop the disk if needed  
     
  11. tishthedish

    tishthedish Fire Starter

    Thank you
     

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