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I'm new to these forums, just not new to spending all night at the smoker.
I'd like to comment on the concept of speed drying. I have an older Oklahoma Joe With the big side chamber. I have been using the side and main smoking chamber for seasoning fresh wood now since last year. I had to repaint my smoker 2 years ago and chose Black because of surface rust issues, and because of its color now on a good hot summer day it will be 120F+. in both chambers, without any fire. I keep the firebox vent and exhaust wide open and the rest of my OJ filled with whatever wood needs drying. I have discovered that in 2 weeks I have excellent wood at near 20% moisture.
As far as creosote goes, I have a friend who is a Forestry professor at Purdue University, he "unofficially" told me that so long as the word was around 20% it maters not how the wood got there.
Have fun, and smoke away!
KC Baby Back ribs
I would split it for sure then let it sit in the sun where it can get as much wind as possible. It should dry really good before you use it. Much like firewood the longer you let it dry, the better. I would buy some and let it dry naturally. My opinion only of course.........It's 5 p.m. somewhere..........