New to smoking and have a wood question.

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by woodchuck55, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. How long should it be dried can it be to dry? Like hardwoods that have been dried for furniture building. Appreciate all your input.
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome chuck!!

    Furniture, as in cabinet construction wood is usually dried to 6% to 8% moisture content.

    That's a little on the dry side for smoking, but what kind of smoker you are using, and what sizes of wood you're using enter into the situation too. Some soak wood before use too. I would say 15% to 20% is plenty dry for smoking, but that's just my opinion!

    I'm no wood-smoking "expert" !!

    I use the AMNS & AMNPS nearly all of the time.

  3. I have a Chargriller with sidebox. What is AMNS and AMNPS?
  4. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    A-MAZEIN SMOKERis on the right for sell.I  have a wood burner and season my wood just like it's firewood.Watch for the end of your logs to start spliting and cracking.
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Michael X2
  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    A little moisture should be ok, not something that's been sitting around to long and might lose some goodness. 

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