here is the copy of a emaili received from a fellow smoker who sells alder. good stuff to i'll have to get some more from him soon!
Hey there fellow smoker!
No problem sending you some of the alder, I've had several repeat customers and people really like it.
I use flat rate USPS
mailing boxes either 12' x 12' x 5.5", or 11" x 8.5" x 5.5", (whatever they have in stock) and I can fit about 10 pounds in them, (averaged 8-12 pounds the last 3-4 boxes I've sent out) Mailing them USPS costs me $10 a box.
I typically pack a variety sized alder chunks/rounds, and pack sawdust around the hunks so you're getting a full full box.
I have bigger hunks of wood that have been down over a year and is very seasoned and is best used in an electric smoker (it's drier), or 3-5" rounds that have been down about 3 months and cut up a month ago which are better for charcol or flame fired smokers. Either wood is cut about 1" thick for hockey puck sized pieces. I can send either or both for a variety pack, but will send what you ask for. People seem to like the variety pack but you tell me.
If you want "a couple of boxes" as you stated, is that 2 or 3? As you're getting several I'll make you a deal and give you a discount, Buy 2 get one 1/2 price so $55 for 3 boxes full and $30 of that is shipping. OR if you want only 2 boxes that'll be $40 for 2.
See the picture of the 3-5" rounds I've attached. It smokes up real nice and is what I use, and the older wood that is drier for electric smokers I tell people to soak in water for 30 minutes before using.
Thanks for your interest.
Let me know how many boxes?
Put a letter with your return address for USPS and check in the mail telling me how many boxes you want and what size/type of wood to:
P.O. Box 1369
Sultan, WA. 98294
thanks, happy smoking!