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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Im a first time smoker and have 3 bags of wood chips that are at least 10 yrs old. Are these still ok to use in my smoker? Thanks for your help,I don't want to ruin my first smoking of pork butt.
post #2 of 9

Is it the flavor you want to use for pork?

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
It's apple so I thought it would be ok
post #4 of 9

If it hasn't got wet, or had condensation in the bag and created mold, you should be fine.  Open a bag and do a sniff test.  If it smells musty at all, trash it

post #5 of 9

This spring I found a box of apple chips my grandpa had save that was about 30 years old. It smelled alright until I fired up the smoker. The smoke smelled musty so I pitched it.

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your inputs I think I will play it safe and pitch it
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by big smooth View Post

Thanks for your inputs I think I will play it safe and pitch it

I'd fire them up. i'm about to use 1950's cherry

Happy smoken.

David

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by themule69 View Post

I'd fire them up. i'm about to use 1950's cherry

Happy smoken.

David

And no Davidno_no.gif     you cannot have the old oak from the bed of my '50 truck.

post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by big smooth View Post

Thanks for your inputs I think I will play it safe and pitch it


Try it, let it smoke a little and smell the smoke before you put any food in. You'll know right away.

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