Help young wood!!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by carnivor, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. carnivor

    carnivor Newbie

    I had cut down a Maple tree May 2007 and cut it up into 18" logs. I want to smoke with it but it is to young. So, I split some into small pieces about 4" thick. I put them on my gas grill on low about 250 degrees. If I leave them there for several hours do you guys think it will be OK to smoke with??
     
  2. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    There are those who say you can smoke with the green stuff but I think I would let it dry out a few months.

    BTW, welcome to the forum! Swing over to the Roll Call section and introduce yourself!
     
  3. First of all...Welcome to SMF...I would let the wood dry awhile maybe a few more months or it may give the meat a bitter unpleasent smoke flavor..Im not sure if your method of drying in the grill will cure the wood so you don't get a bad flavor in the meat....Just my 2 cents...Have fun... Enjoy the smoke....DB BBQ
     
  4. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Agree with the above. Best to let is season. But you do learn lessons from trying, so give it a shot with something cheap. In the meantime, hit the stores and pick up a bag of hickory for awhile.
     

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