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Smoking Firewood

NJbeernque

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Hi, NJ BBQ crew

I will receiving an offset smoker soon and have been trying to find firewood. Everything I have found was kiln dried which from what I read isn’t great for BBQ. My question is where can I find good oak or hickory logs/splits? I live in Monmouth county but willing to drive if necessary. Thanks again for any info or tips
 

flatbroke

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I wouldn’t shy away from kiln dried wood
 

smokin peachey

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I’ve used kiln dried wood before and didn’t notice anything wrong with it. What were you told is the problem with it?
What smoker do you have coming?
 

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I use just about any kind of wood I can find. Mostly oak & hickory around here cause it’s cheap. But lately I have been buying mesquite and am loving the flavor. It is a bit pricey So I mix in a split every second or third split. Don’t know if it’s kiln dried, but I suspect it is. Still love it.
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smokeymose

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I cut firebox sized slices of Oak from my firewood, but usually get Hickory and Mesquite at Home Depot. I have no idea if it's kiln dried or not, but it smokes...
 

NJbeernque

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Thanks for the replies, I read an article from Aaron franklin saying that kiln dried can lose flavor due to have dry and fast it burns. I was just seeing the consensus was around in the area. If you can believe it I won a Primitive Pits backyard model called “the Babe.” Previously I have been using a Large BGE.
 

smokin peachey

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Thanks for the replies, I read an article from Aaron franklin saying that kiln dried can lose flavor due to have dry and fast it burns. I was just seeing the consensus was around in the area. If you can believe it I won a Primitive Pits backyard model called “the Babe.” Previously I have been using a Large BGE.
We like smoker pics.......
 

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