Old wood

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by big smooth, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Im a first time smoker and have 3 bags of wood chips that are at least 10 yrs old. Are these still ok to use in my smoker? Thanks for your help,I don't want to ruin my first smoking of pork butt.
     
  2. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Is it the flavor you want to use for pork?
     
  3. It's apple so I thought it would be ok
     
  4. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    If it hasn't got wet, or had condensation in the bag and created mold, you should be fine.  Open a bag and do a sniff test.  If it smells musty at all, trash it
     
  5. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This spring I found a box of apple chips my grandpa had save that was about 30 years old. It smelled alright until I fired up the smoker. The smoke smelled musty so I pitched it.
     
  6. Thanks for your inputs I think I will play it safe and pitch it
     
  7. I'd fire them up. i'm about to use 1950's cherry

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  8. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    And no David[​IMG],      you cannot have the old oak from the bed of my '50 truck.
     
  9. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Try it, let it smoke a little and smell the smoke before you put any food in. You'll know right away.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2013

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