Wood for Smoking Question

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by sigma man, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. I have a small apple tree that has died and I have cut it down. Since it was a small tree much of the wood is too small to split. Will unsplit wood (small limbs) work just as well at producing smoke as split wood?


    Sigma Man
  2. xtexan

    xtexan Meat Mopper

    yes they will work just fine as long as the tree has not been dead for a long time and the wood is reasonably dry.
  3. dono

    dono Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I've used branches from an apple tree and it worked just fine, you need to cure it tho, let it dry out , off the ground, so there's no humidity. some say you need to peel off the bark, but I don't think it matters myself.

    hope this helped
  4. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just season it and use it............Some of the stuff you get in the bags of wood is from small branches.......Smoke on............
  5. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just got a whole truck load of apple.... i've been cutting the smaller limbs into chunks and storing them up to season.... they are from 1" diameter to 4-5 inch diameter.... from 1" to 3 " in length....

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