solid oak flooring

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by graybeard, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I picked up a large bucket of scrap oak flooring and was wondering if I should use it to smoke with. It's unfinished 3/4 X 3 inch red oak. Anyone tried this stuff? Does it burn well? is it worth using?

  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As long as it's not prefinished it should be like any other piece of oak. But I guess these days with so much imported stuff out there you really should know the source. I'd be clueless if something like Brazilian oak is sprayed with pesticides
  3. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As DanMcG says, if it is absolutely, positively not treated or sealed with anything you should be good to go. I like oak with beef, and often use it with my jerky.
  4. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  5. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I wouldn't use it to cook with. If it was chemically treated there would be no way to know it. And at best it will make you very sick, if not worse.

    "when is doubt, throw it out" seems to apply here as well.
  6. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry beard, I see no reason to take that kind of risk.
    Keep lookin for something safer ta smoke with [​IMG]
  7. suprfast

    suprfast Meat Mopper

    I work with flooring on a daily basis and would never use any flooring for smoking.
  8. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    i wouldn't smoke with it,but i would burn it in a burn barrel and use the coal's
    by that time you should be safe as far as a chemical infused wood goes.


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