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Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by kevntri, May 1, 2010.

  1. kevntri

    kevntri Fire Starter

    I had a tree die this winter. Actually it has been going for the last couple of years. The good news is it's a Maple.....
    It is pretty dry and has been fully dead for about 5 months.
    Is it ready to burn?

    Gotta get to choppin on Sunday[​IMG]
     
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No not yet I think. I would split it into the size for your smoker and then let it sit for a couple of months till it looks dried out and starts to get litle splits in the ends of it. Then you should be dry enough for burning and smoking.
     
  3. maple will work!
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Cut and split it once your done burn a piece and see if you get any moisture coming out either end if so it needs to season longer if not then your good to go
     
  5. kevntri

    kevntri Fire Starter

    not sure what you mean by moisture?
    actual liquid sweating out of the wood?
     
  6. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes; you will see, hear, the liquid coming out of the ends of the wood if it is not well seasoned.
     

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