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Season smoker wood?


Joined Jul 3, 2010
Hi there!  I just cut down a couple italian plum trees about a month ago, and I was wondering if it needs to season before I can use it in the smoker or if can start using it right away.



Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
Joined Aug 27, 2008
Hi Mike,

If the wood was live when you cut it, it would be best to let it season, probably 'til next spring at least, depending on size and your climate. Green woods can give off bitter smoke.



Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Mar 12, 2009

Yes sr I agree with Eric and that wood won'y probally be ready till maybe next summer or so. But it will be some good wood thou. Can you swing into Roll Call for us and introduce yourself and we can give the big howdy we like to hand out to new members.
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