got some wood questions

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by wanna-be-smoker, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. wanna-be-smoker

    wanna-be-smoker Smoking Fanatic

    VT
    i have some property in upstate NY near lake placid and i have some apple tree that need a good trimming and usually i just burn it in the fire pit but i'm thinking i should save even the small branches to chunk and or chip for cooking in my smoker when i get it

    I also have some maple trees that i can do the same with and even a cherry tree or ten lol that i can trim up or cut down so any thoughts or ideas would be great thanks

    Don
     
  2. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Would save you a whole lot of money. I age my wood on a palet under a tarp. you can get them cheap or free sometimes.
     
  3. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    2 words.... GOLD MINE
     
  4. wanna-be-smoker

    wanna-be-smoker Smoking Fanatic

    VT
    thanks for the idea Michael and lol jck i have 100 acres and its been in my family for 150 years
     
  5. chiefusn

    chiefusn Smoke Blower

    If you don't want to use it, I'll take it off your hands free of charge. J/K, I would trim it and then like Mike said, let it age for a while. It's definately going to save you some money.

    Chad
     
  6. wanna-be-smoker

    wanna-be-smoker Smoking Fanatic

    VT
    how long should it sit before using it ?? i can cut some stack it on pallets cover it up and then do it a few months apart so i always have good dry wood for cooking. between maple/cherry and apple i literally have 100s of trees all different sizes to choose from.and if i look hard there are more than likely plenty of other kids as well.

    are pine and other types of evergreens good for anything ??
     
  7. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Evergreens are worthless . The ends of the logs will start cracking and spliting when its getting close to useable.
     
  8. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don;t use the evergreens for cooking. Too much nasty stuff comes out when you burn it. sound slike you have quite the hook up for wood!
     
  9. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Pine is only good for your OUTSIDE fireplace
     
  10. wanna-be-smoker

    wanna-be-smoker Smoking Fanatic

    VT
    with a total knee replacement and a pending spinal fusion i kinda lost track of things here for awhile. but yes i have 100 acres(been in my family for 150 years) of heavily wooded land in the heart of the New York Adirondack Mountains.
     

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