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Season smoker wood?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mike5150, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. mike5150

    mike5150 Newbie

    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.

  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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.

  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    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.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2010