Can you help me identify this wood?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by scsmith, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. scsmith

    scsmith Newbie

    Hello all. I'm new around here and I just got a smoker. I just picked up some wood that I don't plan on using yet because its too fresh. But I really have no idea what it is. The guy I got it from said it could be maple or from a holly tree. Could be 2 different types too maybe. The bark looks a little different. This is in NJ.

    Last edited: Jun 26, 2015
  2. Looks like maple to me
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The smooth Bark I would say Holy the rest is Maple.
  4. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the board! It looks like they sold off the pieces that were the hardest to split.
  5. scsmith

    scsmith Newbie

    I didn't pay a dime. :)  So im thinking the holly is not going to be used for smoking. Maybe another use in store for that. Thanks for the welcome.
  6. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice score on the wood pal.
  7. scsmith

    scsmith Newbie

  8. Hello everybody I too have some wood I am trying to identify any help would be great
    I think it's a hickory but not sure
  9. smokin phil

    smokin phil Smoking Fanatic

    Last edited: Jul 25, 2016
  10. Thank you that's what I was thinking. Now to let it season for a year .😎
  11. Already have checking. Slice off some disks and throw'um in your cook chamber or gasser next cook. Looks like really nice wood. Enjoy.
  12. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    None of that wood looks like the maple that I use. Some of the bark reminds me of box elder.

    This is the tree ID site I use, perhaps you can find it there-

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