Up a big hill from where I live there are many apple orchards in a land called Julian. :twisted: No I'm not going to steal it.... i sent an email to a few orchards asking if I could come up and buy some wood. I got an auto response on one "We're sorry, but we are all out of apples, check back next year!" but for another i got a "Hi Mark, Yes you can get some apple wood here. Just call in advance to make sure someone is here. I won't charge you anything. Noel" woohoo! free apple wood. Another guy said that he doesnt think itll be good for smoking because it is too dry... isnt dry what we want?