Apple Wood in Georiga - Trying to find some

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by randya, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. randya

    randya Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Does anyone know of a place in Southern Georiga where you can buy Apple Wood? The small amounts avail and cost of shipping I would drive to get a pickup load. I tried the web and found nothing, but maybe it my error in searching.


    Thanks,

    Randy
     
  2. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I can find chips at sportsman warehouse-and I also trade woods from here for apple found elsewhere.any apple orchards there?
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Randy if you find a source let me know I'd like to find a truckload too
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I get mine from a huge orchard about 10 miles from my home. They trim their trees in November, and sell the trimmings. I would check with them before that to get them to save you some. This place gets $15 for a shopping cart full.
    If Georgia doesn't have many apples, how about peach trees----I heard it's about the same as apple(Georgia peach???).

    Bearcarver
     
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'll keep on looking for some too. I just use the bags of chunks and chips but I'll look.
     
  6. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    Nothing on Craigslist but a wanted ad for fruitwoods. Seems more apple trees are up north?
     
  7. rrsteve

    rrsteve Fire Starter

    I don't think you are going to find many apple orchards in Ga.. Possiblythe NE corner of Ga. . I found apples in NC when we used to visit up there to see the fall leaves and I think that is going to be your closest spot for orchards.
    Bob
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  9. speedway73

    speedway73 Fire Starter

    NE GA is rite. Elijay area....Many apple orchards there. Long drive for you though.
     
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    How far north of Atlanta is Elijay and do you know of anybody there that sells apple wood splits?
     
  11. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Im driving to Florida in January, I would be glad to bring you guys some apple, hickory or cherry in exchange for some Pecan.
     
  12. Ellijay is about 60 miles north of Atlanta. It's in Gilmer County, which calls itself The Apple Capital of Georgia.

    One of the biggest orchards is R&A:

    www.randaorchards.com

    5505 Highway 52 E
    Ellijay, GA 30536-6935
    706) 273-3821

    Even larger, I think, is Mercier's in Blue Ridge:

    1-800-361-7731

    www.mercier-orchards.com

    Give 'em a call and see what they could do for you.

    There are about a dozen other orchards encircling Ellijay; if you strike out with those two the Ellijay Chamber of Commerce can give you contacts for all of them
     
  13. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the info I'm gonna make a couple calls and see what I can find long ride but hopefully fuel prices will come down a bit and I can get a bunch
     
  14. randya

    randya Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the information. I got to go to a wedding in Dec in Atlanta so I too am going to make a few calls and see what I can line up. I will see if I can locate some orange or pecan orchards close to me and see if a deal could easily be work out. Orange trees should not be a problem, lots of them around me here, but have not heard of any pecans. Believe they will be more north of me.

    Thanks again to all for the help.
     
  15. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would find out if they spray their trees before using them for smoking.
     
  16. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  17. hucks

    hucks Newbie

    uncle lar: would gladly swap pecan for apple.just let me know when and how much?
     
  18. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Jerry - lemmie know if you wanna take a road trip. I'll give ya some gas $$ and keep ya company on the ride up there if you do decide to go.
     
  19. hucks

    hucks Newbie

    i am leaving tomm for a little getaway to ne ga .dillard area and will check to see if i can find apple wood there.
     
  20. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck, hucks. A bunch of us from FL are interested if you do find it! [​IMG]
     

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