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making my own wood chips

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OK - seems like a really basic question but I didn't see the answer in a quick scan of other posts:


Can we make our own chips for smoking by using a chipper?   Do I have to season the wood first?   What wood thickness should I aim for prior to chipping?  Is there anything I need to watch out for (bark,moss on bark....)?


We have just purchased a Masterbuilt Pro and intend to use it with propane.   Main use will be bacon but I want to try wings, ribs, etc before I commit a whole pork belly.

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Should be able to.... I would just compare a sample of the chips from your chipper to the ones you see in the bags at stores for size comparison. Also I would let the wood age for at least 6 months..... maybe even a year if you got a good place to store it. I get chunks of apple, peach, and pear from my folks when they trim their fruit trees, and I chop them to size and then stick them in boxes under a covered shed till the next summer (so about 1 yr).

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Put the wood thru the chipper green and then dry it.
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