bur oak?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by twistertail, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    I had a bur oak that blew down in my front yard, ok to use some for the smoker? I think its a member of the white oak family so I would assume that it would be fine. I have never used oak, how does it compare to hickory or cherry? Should have enough wood for the rest of my life![​IMG]
     
  2. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use a lot of oak and throw is some cherry.
     
  3. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks guys. It'll just take me a year to cut it up!
     
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Remember the "thinner" you cut it, the faster it'll cure. I guess I don't know what smoker yer runnin', but if ya don't need 16" lengths, make disks about 4". Easier to split too! :{)
     
  5. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    I just have the small GOSM so I can't use very big chunks. I did have a bigger wood pan made that is about 12"x12". The good thing is the guys from the county came and cleaned it all up, moved it to the field beside my house!
     

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