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burn grey seasoned wood?

gdp

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Dumb question. I have some crabapple wood that been outside a year or more and just realized I can use it for smoking. The ends of the pieces have the gray color that wood gets eventually, just on the exposed ends, the rest of the pieces look good as it was under the bark that I can peel off now. I would like to know if I need to cut that gray part off or if makes no difference and just use it all. Thanks for the help.
 

cedar eater

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It makes no particular difference as long as it isn't spongy rotten wood. I have smoked with apple graybacks several times. It might be a bit flavorless, but it doesn't add a bad flavor.
 

dward51

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It only turns grey from the sunlight. If you cut/split it, the wood will be just like it was stored under a shed. So it's only the outer thin layer that's affected by the sun. You should be good to go.
 

gdp

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That's what I figured but wanted to double check. Thanks.
 

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