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Offline Ben

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making my own wood chunks
« on: March 10, 2005, 11:24:03 PM »
I have a wood smoker that I want to start using. I also have access to oak trees that were recently cut down. Can I dry these and use in my wood smoker? Do I treat it the same as firewood?

Offline oguard

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Re: making my own wood chunks
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2005, 01:35:27 AM »
Ben I used a chainsaw to chip up alder for use in my lil chief they worked well.I can't see why you could'nt do the same to oak.Since getting the bradley I don't have to worry about it[:)]

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Offline Oldman

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Re: making my own wood chunks
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2005, 07:55:51 AM »
When I was using a side box smoker I would age my oak at least 9 months in a dry storage shed. Next I would cut it up into one foot sections and split the wood into pieces no bigger around than soft ball.

Now using an old Webber style grill I would char down the oak. Once the oak was ready I would then transfer it to the side box of my smoker and given what I was smoking or how long I want to smoke it I would keep the webber going. Transfer the charred wood as needed.

When I was using a hot plate type of smoker I would cut my wood into sizes I could feed through my chipper/ shreader. Once it was chipped I would then take those chips and then run them though the shreader side of the machine--sometimes twice.

<hr noshade size="1">As oguard said, <b>Since getting the bradley I don't have to worry about it</b>[:)]<hr noshade size="1">


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