Wood Prices

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by ga.roadhog, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. ga.roadhog

    ga.roadhog Fire Starter

    I've never had to buy much wood, mostly just chip or chunks that I can pick up at Lowes, HD etc. to go with lump charcoal. But now that I've got the Lang I am going to need real sticks. I got a price today on 1.5 cords of split wood. 3/4 white oak and remainder hickory. He priced it to me at $150 delivered.

    It sounds good to me for what I pay for bags of chips. Especially since it is already split. He says it is about 8 months old.

    I have 2 questions. Does this sound reasonable and is there a way to determine if wood is seasoned without actually burning it?
  2. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i used to pay $75 for a 1/4 cord of skeet. up here i just was offered $25 a rick(bout a truckload). sounds good to me.
  3. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is a fair price. In Montana, we buy wood for the house heat, fir and larch are around $125 to $175 a cord. I saw and split my own smoke wood cause no one sells that. One thing I can tell ya, if possible, buy rounds, unsplit, every time you split wood, you put more air into it, and you get less wood per cord. [​IMG] A cord is, 4X4X8ft Terry P.S. Its dry when the wood has cracks, or splits running the length of it. I like it to go a year, but 8 mo is proably ok.

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