Can I use this oak?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by el capitan, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. el capitan

    el capitan Newbie

    My buddy just had his "live oak tree" cut down and saved a bunch of the limbs. Can I use this wood and if so what do I have to do to prep it? It looks to have some moss on the bark.
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Live oak can be used if you just cut and split it the bark will likely fall of by the time the splits have seasoned
     
  3. el capitan

    el capitan Newbie

    thanks, now how do I go about seasoning the wood?
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Just split it and stack it outside and it will dry out and loose the moisture in it. In the Fl heat once summer gets here it won't take long 3-4 months longer in winter
     

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