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?