Hello, markadams.! Glad you have an intrest in stick burning .
You (with a small smoker ) willdo well with pieces appox. 6" in length a nd the big pieces ,the same .
Your splits should be appox. 3" thick . This may call for multiple splits on the big ones.
Theory is to have as much exposed surface of the Wood as posible. .
The little bitty stuff is great for starting your coal bed. . Use all of that beautiful stuff . Fruit Wood is mt favorite , I have a lot of Apple and Hickory , but am havign to buy it now ,unless I can talk the tree trimmers out of some Maple ! ! !
Cut this way ,you will have a shorter curing time . If you want a quicker cure , cover the stack with CLEAR PLASTIC , AND IN A MONTH OF SUNNY DAYS THE WATER CONTENT IN THE WOOD WILL BE LOW ENOUGH TO USE ! ! !
You said you get this amazing windfall of generosity , ccan I come get some ???
Or send me some
Let's see , Georgia is a ways off , but worth a trip
You have fun and remember ,
Patience is a Virtue ! ! !