Dry Alder

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by thebeav, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. thebeav

    thebeav Newbie

    Hello out there,

    Can I smoke with Alder that has been Kiln dried?  I'm talking about dimensional lumbar.

    Thanks for any input if its a terrible idea don't be afraid to bust me down I can take it.

  2. 5lakes

    5lakes Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I'd be a little worried that it's been chemically treated also, if it was kiln dried. Hard to way what their process was for preserving the wood.
  3. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If it's just kiln dried, you're fine. Kiln drying is just a way the lumber companies speed up natural drying.
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    If you are positively without a doubt sure that the wood hasn't had anything done to it. You can use it. But make sure please.
  5. thebeav

    thebeav Newbie


    Thanks a lot you have all confirmed just what I thought

    Its not treated in any way just dried and bonus Ive got enough of scrap alder to smoke the man in the moon

    So much to learn Happy to be around Mentors


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