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How long a season


Meat Mopper
Joined Nov 3, 2010
How long does Pear wood need to season before it should be used in a smoke? I was just given some fresh cut pear wood today & was wondering if it was ok to use for mixing with my seasoned birch for smoking my turkey & ham for Thanksgiving.


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OTBS Member
Joined Feb 3, 2009
For wood to properly season it mneeds around 6 months of air drying.

 I have seen post where folks have used green wood for cooking / smoking.

You would just have to be SURE that you have good  air circulation so that the smoke is not staying in the smoker to long


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Joined Mar 12, 2009
I'm with Bob on this one and say about 6 monthes or so. If you keep an eye on the ends of the your chunks of pear and when they start to crack that is a good way to check if it ready.

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