Advice on wood

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by richp692, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. richp692

    richp692 Smoke Blower

    A buddy of mine works landscaping and dropped off a few logs of hickory and a few cherry. They are green. Should I cut them into chunks before it is seasoned or should I wait until it dries?
  2. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    If you cut them into Chunks they will cure ( dry ) faster than if you leave them whole. So it really depends on the time frame in which you are looking at to use them.

    Me personally, I split all my wood once it is cut into lengths ( I am a stick burner) and then I let it sit for at least 6 months before I use it.

    Others will chime in with their advice shortly

    Good Luck and you will love both the Hickory and Cherry
  3. Agreed. i cut most my logs into chunks so they will season faster. I split some too for when I want to burn sticks instead. And yes both cherry and hickory are great...I even use a mix of both sometimes.
  4. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    DITTO with what has been said.Takes longer with winter temps.I chunk up what fits on rack and season rest as logs-out of the weather....
  5. richp692

    richp692 Smoke Blower

    Thanks guys. It looks like I'll be breaking out the chainsaw this weekend
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I cut them up and split them and they season much faster that way

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