Splitting Pecan?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by ga84gw, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. ga84gw

    ga84gw Fire Starter

    I was able to score some pecan from a coworker. Do I need to split it while it is green or can it be split after it has been seasoned? I will be doing it by hand as I do not have a log splitter.

    I found out the hard way with some oak that it should have been split green and don't want to make a similar mistake with this pecan.
  2. Greetings, I'd split it now as it speeds up the drying/seasoning process.
  3. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Split it green, it's much easier to split than when it's seasoned.
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Send it to me , the stuff is junk and good for nothing but a camofire.LOL[​IMG] I'll trade some Buckeye wood[​IMG]LMAO

    Do it now as Hickory family tends to really get tough,and you'll have to barter some good "Que" to have someone split it for you!

    Good fortune and...
    Stan aka Old School BBQ [​IMG]
  5. okie joe

    okie joe Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What they said....split now,hickory family and aids in seasoning I cut into fist size lengths and split green. for splits cut larger limbs and 1/4 them use dry (well seasoned) love combo of pecan oak and hickory......apple and cherry i smoke alone
  6. ga84gw

    ga84gw Fire Starter

    Okay, thanks everyone. I was afraid that was the answer. Sure would be a lot better if it were cooler but I'll try to jump on it in the next few weeks.

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