"Green" wood

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by bhille42, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. bhille42

    bhille42 Meat Mopper

    I was watching a show on the Food network the other day ( don't recall what it was) and they were interviewing a long time Q er. He was saying that he does not dry or cure or whatever you want to call it his wood. He uses it "green". Says he gets better tbs, lasts longer, and more flavor. I would think that this is possible if burnt in the right conditions, but the chances of heavy creosote would be high. Just wondering what some of your thoughts were about this.[​IMG]
  2. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I personally have never used green wood in the smoker.
  3. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Im not sure if you were watching the same show as I, but his one guy kept saying he used wet white hickory. The wood looked white as snow. Most dry wood ive seen has a bit of a yellowish color. I wonder if certain varieties of wood are more suitable for "green" usage. Anyone wanna school me?
  4. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    If you go here
    IF you scroll down to the bottom of the page
    You can see every calendar day for this month and next.
    Just click on the day of your show and the appx time and you can find it.
    Unfortunately, it only has June/July so if it was end of May you're "jipped" unless you remember the host then you can look it up that way.
    Hope it helps.
  5. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    No, it was Mike Mills. (BBQ GOD) I brought this one up when I saw the original airing of the show and opened a thread. I believe the answer was #1, experience and #2, he cooks using a higher temp then we do. He uses green apple wood from his apple tree in his front yard!!
  6. bhille42

    bhille42 Meat Mopper

    Thanks bub

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