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chunking wood up to smoke food?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tyotrain, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    ok i have some cherry and maple wood that i would like to chunk up to smoke with is it a no no to use my chainsaw because of the bar oil?
     
  2. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    anybody?
     
  3. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I cut with a chain saw all the time.  If it is set up properly it will not oil the wood.  The oil catches in the chip and flings off.  Though it is a possibility, but the cords I go through I am not using a bow saw.
     
  4. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    I also use a chainsaw to cut my wood.if i have some smaller branches i will use my chopsaw,its way faster.but i have never found any oil on my chunks so far.
     
  5. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    ok thanks guys looks like i am sawing some wood tomorrow[​IMG]
     
  6. biggeorge50

    biggeorge50 Fire Starter

    Just to be safe, I use peanut oil for bar oil.
     
  7. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    does the peanut oil work good for you? is there any gum up from it?
     
  8. biggeorge50

    biggeorge50 Fire Starter

    Peanut oil has worked good for me so far.  I run a couple of "tanks" of it through to flush out the petroleum oil before I cut smoking wood.  I haven't tried it in colder weather, but I don't have any gumming up problems with it in warm weather.