Bad Wood

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by hawksouth, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. I've got a shot at some FREE Maple and Pecan, but both trees have

    Black hollowed out cores in the center of their trunks. If I leave this section alone is the rest of the wood

    ok for smoking?
  2. sawinredneck

    sawinredneck Meat Mopper

    Honestly I don't think even the hollowed out sections will be bad to use. Most likely the tree was hit by lightning or in a fire at some time in their lives and it natural charcoal.
    Take a couple of pieces and build a fire with them, I doubt you notice any difference between that and other wood other than it may burn a little longer!
  3. Thanks for the feedback, I thought it would be ok to use, I just didn't want to make bad smoke or get someone sick.

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