Thin Blue STEAM?

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by richtee, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well, a couple members here wanted some apple wood...so I went out to the pile and grabbed a few logs and busted 'em up. Be doggone if they are still pretty green after 5 months. And they are short cut too... 6-8 inches! Well..I'll fix that!

    Got a half bag of the Cowboy left being ignored... sooo I fill up a basket, fire it and take the heat deflection grate otta the WSM and Volia'!

    Be more wood per Lb too, Guys!
     
  2. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    Rich how would Thin blue steam taste????? [​IMG]
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmmm dunno I guess... but it don't smell too bad...kinda like the woods after a rain heh.
     
  4. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    LOL, you might want to throw a hot dog on for lunch, might be tastey....
     
  5. chef_boy812

    chef_boy812 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    is that how you keep your perfect complexon?[​IMG]
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heh yupyup...my booty secret is out! Kinda like my cologne and deoderant... stand in front of the exhaust for 10 min. with a pork butt on ;{)
     
  7. mrwizardgi

    mrwizardgi Meat Mopper

    I have a question for you Rich, or anyone else, how long/to what extent do you pre-burn wood? I have a stack of mulberry my dad gave me from his property that has been cut and sitting out for about 9 months or so. It still has the bark and seems to be a bit green yet. I was told to pre-burn it and it should be ok. I would like some professional input if you're willing. Thanks

    J-
     
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A good clue would be when you stop seeing moisture seeping out the endgrain of the cuts. I'm assuming you'll be using it that day right?
     
  9. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Far from professional , just a beginner here . [​IMG] But , this is some of what has been working OK for me.
    I pre-toasted these in the starter chimney , would have been better if I split them in half I think.

    Front two are done , the ones in the back went back in the starter other end up.



    Took down a pin cherry tree at camp last fall and some of the firewood chunks were too long . I cut these rounds off , set them in the sun for a week or so and they really dried right quick. almost no pre-toasting required. Just split into chunks , and use.



    Longer splits get the same treatment





    Just play around with them , if a chunk or split doesn't want to burn , take it back outta the firebox and give it some more pre-toast.
     
  10. mrwizardgi

    mrwizardgi Meat Mopper

    Yeah, that's what I have been doing. I don't think I've been burning it long enough though...I'm going to have to watch closer. My dad has A LOT of mulberry and so far I like it quite a bit. I want to keep using it, but at the same time I don't want to ruin my food by not seasoning it correctly. Thanks for input. It's greatly appreciated.

    J-
     
  11. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    looks like you got it goin on there rich
     
  12. mrwizardgi

    mrwizardgi Meat Mopper

    AWESOME! Thanks a lot for the pictorial tutorial. I'm definitely a see it to learn it type. This helps a lot. Thanks!

    J-
     
  13. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hunky Smoked Wood?! Nice idea ta get that wood out to da guys! Points for goin above and beyond to help out fellow members!!!![​IMG]
     
  14. sandman67

    sandman67 Newbie

    Looks good Rich.

    Thank you kindly for the extra effort as well. I am humbled at your generosity.
     
  15. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Eh...I'm just getting rid of the Cowboy LOL! Yer welcome!
    Stuff looks good... steam has decreased alot, and I grabbed a chunk and re-split it. Popped just like it oughta... which as you know...green wood won't.
     
  16. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well..off the wood comes to sit on the blacktop drive in the sun to cool. It had that hardwood "pop" hitting the ground, not the "thud" of green wood. You guys are set! :{)
     
  17. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That's a pretty neat trick, Rich! What do you do for an encore?? LOL Way to go, sharing the wealth of good smoking wood......;) I've done a little bit of that myself. L8r, Eric
     
  18. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmm 12:26 PM how bout a shot of James B. Beam \_/ Encore! [​IMG]
     
  19. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Gotta have a chaser [​IMG] a 1:36 pm toast to you

    Nice job Rich , folks like you are what makes this forum so great [​IMG]
     

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