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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I had a tree die this winter. Actually it has been going for the last couple of years. The good news is it's a Maple.....
It is pretty dry and has been fully dead for about 5 months.
Is it ready to burn?

Gotta get to choppin on Sundayicon_smile.gif

post #2 of 6
No not yet I think. I would split it into the size for your smoker and then let it sit for a couple of months till it looks dried out and starts to get litle splits in the ends of it. Then you should be dry enough for burning and smoking.
post #3 of 6
maple will work!
post #4 of 6
Cut and split it once your done burn a piece and see if you get any moisture coming out either end if so it needs to season longer if not then your good to go
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
not sure what you mean by moisture?
actual liquid sweating out of the wood?
post #6 of 6
Yes; you will see, hear, the liquid coming out of the ends of the wood if it is not well seasoned.
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