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cleanbbqdave

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May 3, 2021
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Hey fellow NJ smokers,
I'm looking for a good wood supplier, I have tried a couple and not impressed.
One guy didn't let me see water content the other was expensive but gave a good product.
I'm wondering if anyone has a good wood supplier they can share?
 

Paulie Walnuts 440

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My advice would be to contact local tree trimming companies and see what they have to offer. I live in PA and I've had good luck with tree trimming businesses and found that getting wood from them in the beginning of the year works out best because you can season the wood on your racks and by the time the fall comes people have bought up a lot of wood for the winter.
 
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smokerjim

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My advice would be to contact local tree trimming companies and see what they have to offer. I live in PA and I've had good luck with tree trimming businesses and found that getting wood from them in the beginning of the year works out best because you can season the wood on your racks and by the time the fall comes people have bought up a lot of wood for the winter.
was just typing the same thing. also check local orchards
 
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Paulie Walnuts 440

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Hahahahah too funny Jim..Ya I also have bought wood from local orchards as you'll find fruit woods to smoke with there..
 

Chasdev

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Finding properly aged hardwood like oak, pecan and hickory is next to impossible these days.
Seems everybody is a backyard pittmaster and every other cook shack sells Q.
Finding cooking wood that is not properly aged is easy, chainsaw pilots don't know or care what 14% moisture means.
Now I look for deadfall or badly diseased/borer killed oak.
I love finding a live oak bore critter still munching through a tunnel, they look like a sci-fi cartoon critter.
 
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