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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29 10 10:26 am    Post subject: I have wood Reply with quote



Now I realize I'm new to all this smoking stuff, but how can Home Depot sell that dried up, dirty, bark filled wood without feeling guilty about it? ...and that's one of the better pieces of wood from the bag. I'm just glad that I came here and learned not to use a piece with the bark before firing up my first smoke.

Thanks again, everyone, for all the great info you post.

Newbie Mike



P.S. The good looking stuff is from Smokinlicious. Ordered on 12/22 and arrived 6 days later with Christmas in between. Pretty good IMHO.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29 10 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get mine from tree's, not the store...lol - Bark is not an issue in my book!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29 10 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I get mine from tree's, not the store...lol - Bark is not an issue in my book!



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29 10 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bark is not an issue in my book!


I've always used the wood as I have it. Bark or no bark it goes into the pit as long as it's seasoned.

Pre-heat, toss it in when needed, and go from there.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29 10 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: I have wood Reply with quote

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Now I realize I'm new to all this smoking stuff, but how can Home Depot sell that dried up, dirty, bark filled wood without feeling guilty about it? ...and that's one of the better pieces of wood from the bag. I'm just glad that I came here and learned not to use a piece with the bark before firing up my first smoke.

Thanks again, everyone, for all the great info you post.

Newbie Mike



P.S. The good looking stuff is from Smokinlicious. Ordered on 12/22 and arrived 6 days later with Christmas in between. Pretty good IMHO.


I'm a bit confused...what do you mean by "dried up, dirty, bark filled wood?
Home Depot...was this wood sold as BBQ wood? Which piece are you talking about? Bark is fine like the others said. If it's loose I'll knock it off, if not, no worries. But I don't see any bark in this pic Confused
Explain a little more ....newbie Very Happy this is the place to learn.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29 10 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see what he`s choppin`....
You can see a big difference when you have the wood chunks right in front of you. The home store or department store brand of wood chunks are ruff cut, some of the pieces are rotten and yes the bags do contain quite a bit of bark. When you look at Smokinlicious or Chiggar Creek chunks they are clean with very little to no bark, all around better looking cut of wood no matter what flavor(hard wood or fruit wood). I also believe they are kiln dried to a certain percentage of moister to provide the consumer an all around better product. I used to buy the W W Woods chunks from Menards and i can tell ya that stuff can contain some nasty looking wood.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29 10 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: I have wood Reply with quote

muidaq wrote:


Now I realize I'm new to all this smoking stuff, but how can Home Depot sell that dried up, dirty, bark filled wood without feeling guilty about it? ...and that's one of the better pieces of wood from the bag. I'm just glad that I came here and learned not to use a piece with the bark before firing up my first smoke.

Thanks again, everyone, for all the great info you post.

Newbie Mike



P.S. The good looking stuff is from Smokinlicious. Ordered on 12/22 and arrived 6 days later with Christmas in between. Pretty good IMHO.



From one guy to another, your wood is not very big. Shocked

I dont buy bags or boxes anymore. Got a friend that is an arborist. What he cant supply me with my chainsaw and craigslist does(or did, saw gave up the ghost few months back). And being that my arborist buddy owes me some tree work i will be in cherry wood by spring time(seasoned) as one of my trees is in dire need of a big time pruning.
Oh, i also throw it on bark and all. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29 10 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you were talking about planks that you will be cooking food on, there would be some reason for concern.
But you're burning the stuff.
You would probably go into cardiac arrest if you saw some of the gnarly looking logs that I burn.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29 10 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to know about the bark. Now I'm wondering where I read that.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29 10 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We cut down a few apple trees over at my Dad's about a month ago. I took a truvk bed of logs and cut big limbs. Put them on a shelf in my shed. Was thinking to let it sit a year and then cut it up into chunks as I needed, stored in a big sack. Better methods for seasoning/time?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29 10 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You probably read it here...or any other bbq forum.

Lots of "scary" things out there to avoid if you fall for everything you read.

Bark on wood, green wood, dry wood, foiling meat, cooking ribs 3-2-1 or 2-1-1 or 18-92-35 HIKE!

Lots of stuff to digest, but until you get cooking it's all hard to understand.

Cook......form your own opinions.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30 10 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff T wrote:
(hard wood or fruit wood).


Silly me, I was under the impression that fruit wood was a hard wood Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30 10 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pit Boss wrote:
You probably read it here...or any other bbq forum.

Lots of "scary" things out there to avoid if you fall for everything you read.

Bark on wood, green wood, dry wood, foiling meat, cooking ribs 3-2-1 or 2-1-1 or 18-92-35 HIKE!

Lots of stuff to digest, but until you get cooking it's all hard to understand.

Cook......form your own opinions.


Great post!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30 10 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pit Boss wrote:
You probably read it here...or any other bbq forum.

Cook......form your own opinions.


I use the prepackaged chunk stuff from Menard's, Runnings and Walmart out of necessity(not a lot of trees here on the prairie). Has a fair amount of bark but has never been a problem for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30 10 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My uncle actually uses chunks of oak bark for smoke when he cooks and puts out some pretty tasty q. Granted he is usually grilling over indirect heat for less than an hour but still something to ponder.

I like the saying bang the logs together whatever doesnt fall off stays on for the fire! HAHA
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30 10 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ggarner wrote:
My uncle actually uses chunks of oak bark for smoke when he cooks and puts out some pretty tasty q. Granted he is usually grilling over indirect heat for less than an hour but still something to ponder.

I like the saying bang the logs together whatever doesnt fall off stays on for the fire! HAHA



There is a secondary purpose or probably the main purpose for that. The sound that the logs make when dried and ready for burning should sound like 2 baseball bats hitting each other, or something close to that. Sometimes i will smack 2 pieces together and can tell not only by sound but by feel when 1 piece is not ready. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30 10 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teleking wrote:
Jeff T wrote:
(hard wood or fruit wood).


Silly me, I was under the impression that fruit wood was a hard wood Wink


Not all "wood" is hard. Wink
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Harry Nutczak wrote:
if you were talking about planks that you will be cooking food on, there would be some reason for concern.
But you're burning the stuff.
You would probably go into cardiac arrest if you saw some of the gnarly looking logs that I burn.


I steadfastly agree....

My family has gone into the bush for decades...cut the tree...trees...drag it out rain, snow or muskeg...back on the truck...

back to the acerage...cut it up...under the roof to dry...bark on and all...any dirt...knock it a couple of times...moose piss on it...well thats flavour....

...now if you want "designer" wood...I could strip off the bark prepackage it nicely in 50lb bags with fancy logos and graphics...then charge you a fancy price...lol

chuck it in...and your good bark or whatever...lol...but to each own...have fun burn wood and eat.....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30 10 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBQonICE wrote:
Harry Nutczak wrote:
if you were talking about planks that you will be cooking food on, there would be some reason for concern.
But you're burning the stuff.
You would probably go into cardiac arrest if you saw some of the gnarly looking logs that I burn.


I steadfastly agree....

My family has gone into the bush for decades...cut the tree...trees...drag it out rain, snow or muskeg...back on the truck...

back to the acerage...cut it up...under the roof to dry...bark on and all...any dirt...knock it a couple of times...moose piss on it...well thats flavour....

...now if you want "designer" wood...I could strip off the bark prepackage it nicely in 50lb bags with fancy logos and graphics...then charge you a fancy price...lol

chuck it in...and your good bark or whatever...lol...but to each own...have fun burn wood and eat.....



Moose piss smoked brisket.

Kinda has a ring to it. Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30 10 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff T wrote:

Not all "wood" is hard. Wink


So what fruit wood is considered soft and not suitable for cooking????
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