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I'm brand new to this but I've smoked a couple things in the last couple of months. I don't have an actual smoker I use my charcoal grill and put chunks on it that way and it works pretty well. My question/problem is I had a maple tree fall down in the yard and I wanna use it. The wood is green but I have it cut to 18' long x 2-3' wide and inch thick chunks. Small enough for the grill but big enough to last. Can I use it green or do I need to wait? And if I have to wait,how long? Thx guys!
Edited by SgtBladewing - 6/24/14 at 1:34pm
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The wood chunks I buy are seasoned and so is the firewood I burn in my woodstove. I think you will have a hard time getting good quality TBS (Thin Blue Smoke) from green wood. You could always throw a hunk on the grill, without any food, just to see what happens? 

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Just realized that was your first post (Duh) welcome to SMF. Great folks here and a lot of good info. Good luck. Let us know how you make out. 

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@bobank03Thanks man I appr it. So ur goin for TBS? I didn't know that I thought u just wanted a lot of smoke. Lol
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Originally Posted by SgtBladewing View Post

Thanks man I appr it. So ur goin for TBS? I didn't know that I thought u just wanted a lot of smoke. Lol

Green wood will give you lots of smoke for sure. I'm just not sure if it will be any good for smoking edibles. I'm thinking seasoned...


I use my propane grill for smoking too. I use an old brownie pab (about 8 x 8 inches square) and lay it on top of the heat shield after I remove one of the grill sides and it does a pretty good job of getting smoke into the grill. You may want to take a look at the Amaze-N AMTS it is made especially for grills and such. It is pretty cool. You can also use it for cold smoking. 

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Thanks bro I'll take a look
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Hope all is well in Brighton. I was through there back 1981 when I was stationed up at Fort Campbell. I covered a lot of ground in TN, back in the day (as they say) :yahoo:

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Hello.  Welcome.  I see this is your first post.  Please take some time and swing over to Roll Call and introduce yourself so that we may give you a proper "Hello".  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have, and pictures help a bunch.  As for your question: NO! NO! NO! on green wood!  You should dry it well for at least a year ( in my opinion ) before uses.  If you use it green you will get nasty tastes from the sap and you will get a build up of creosote in your smoker and that will affect all your future smokes.  Keep Smokin!


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