Bad Wood

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by joe black, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    When oak gets really old and the bark begins to rot, can the heartwood still be used for cooking? I still have a quantity of red oak that is good on the outside, but the layer directly under the bark is really mushy. Need some info, please.

    Thanks in advance, Joe
     
  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good on the INSIDE, not outside.....Sorry
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Is it moldy?

    Al
     
  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No, not moldy, just very dry and crumbly on the outside.
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just take a ax and knock the bad stuff off.

    Use the rest.
     
  6. phatbac

    phatbac Master of the Pit

    I second this, i think if its not moldy you should be fine but if you think it might affect your meat then split off the gunky stuff and use the good stuff.

    Happy Smoking,

    phatbac (Aaron)
     
  7. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.
     

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