Not if you cut/split up into smaller chunks. I cut my smoker wood down to about 6-8" long and about 2x2" in diameter. I put them in a milk crate and in the sun when its nice and in the garage in the rain. And if you want to speed it up more i run a dehumidifier. No, i have no science behind the dehumidifier...btu it seems to work. My chunks are ready to burn in about 2 months. Of course in a pinch for seasoned smoker wood...i can always go to my firewood pile and pull out some seasoned cherry!