I thought about using some pecan wood in my smoke vault for turkey. I had a small limb fall on my place. It was not rotten or anything, but im not sure how 'green' it was. Anyway, I took my really sharp hatchet and went to work getting small to large chunks off. I have enough to fill a gallon container which will be plenty of smoke. I will get more soon. Anyway, do I need to let the wood cure or something, or just be 'dry'? Its sitting in a container open, and it feel dry and smells like pecan wood, but im not sure when I can actually use it.