wood for my smoker

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by longhair75, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. longhair75

    longhair75 Newbie

    Good afternoon everyone, and happy smoking!

    I am just grilling some burgers this afternoon, but I am planning my next smoke.

    Today's question:  I have a Black Walnut tree in my back yard that desperately needed to be trimmed.  I have a few branches six inches thick, and many that are thinner.  I am assuming that walnut, as a hardwood, would work nicely in my smoker.  How long should I let it season?  I plan to cut it into pieces that will fit in my firebox and stack it out behind the shed until it is dry enough to split and burn.

    A related question:  Is Red Maple usable for smoking?

    Thanks for the help.

    Edited to add:  I had not explored the site well enough to find the wood for smoker section.  I found my answer, thanks
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2015

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