Proper seasoning?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by emtee, May 16, 2008.

  1. emtee

    emtee Fire Starter

    I have aquired a sizable amount of apple limbs, about 3-4" diameter (80 or so pounds). They are freshly cut and green. My thought is to chunk them and pack the pieces in onion sacks and hang them for some time in the loft of my garage (not the attic). It gets somewhat warm up there in the summer. Am I on the right track? How long (ballpark) should I wait to use them? How would I know when they are properly seasoned?

    Thanks for the help. I will not have access to the net on the weekend, but I'll check back Monday morning.
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Use the attic. Warmer the better. Split them in half and quarters and it'll be ready in a month I'll bet.

    Preburn a chunk... no gook coming out the end..or very little? READY!
  3. I would stack the wood outside off the ground so the air can get to it.
    I heat my house with wood and I stack all my wood outside and just cover the top of the stack to keep the rain off as much as possible.
  4. emtee

    emtee Fire Starter

    Rich, very warm in loft... almost attic like. Will do the pre-burn about July or August. Good tip.

  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    To WHOM? ? ?

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