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Discussion in 'For New Members' started by sgtbladewing, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. I'm brand new to this but I've smoked a couple things in the last couple of months. I don't have an actual smoker I use my charcoal grill and put chunks on it that way and it works pretty well. My question/problem is I had a maple tree fall down in the yard and I wanna use it. The wood is green but I have it cut to 18' long x 2-3' wide and inch thick chunks. Small enough for the grill but big enough to last. Can I use it green or do I need to wait? And if I have to wait,how long? Thx guys!
     
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  2. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    The wood chunks I buy are seasoned and so is the firewood I burn in my woodstove. I think you will have a hard time getting good quality TBS (Thin Blue Smoke) from green wood. You could always throw a hunk on the grill, without any food, just to see what happens? 
     
  3. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Just realized that was your first post (Duh) welcome to SMF. Great folks here and a lot of good info. Good luck. Let us know how you make out. 
     
  4. @bobank03Thanks man I appr it. So ur goin for TBS? I didn't know that I thought u just wanted a lot of smoke. Lol
     
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  5. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Green wood will give you lots of smoke for sure. I'm just not sure if it will be any good for smoking edibles. I'm thinking seasoned...

    I use my propane grill for smoking too. I use an old brownie pab (about 8 x 8 inches square) and lay it on top of the heat shield after I remove one of the grill sides and it does a pretty good job of getting smoke into the grill. You may want to take a look at the Amaze-N AMTS it is made especially for grills and such. It is pretty cool. You can also use it for cold smoking. 
     
  6. Thanks bro I'll take a look
     
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  7. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Hope all is well in Brighton. I was through there back 1981 when I was stationed up at Fort Campbell. I covered a lot of ground in TN, back in the day (as they say) [​IMG]
     
  8. Hello.  Welcome.  I see this is your first post.  Please take some time and swing over to Roll Call and introduce yourself so that we may give you a proper "Hello".  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have, and pictures help a bunch.  As for your question: NO! NO! NO! on green wood!  You should dry it well for at least a year ( in my opinion ) before uses.  If you use it green you will get nasty tastes from the sap and you will get a build up of creosote in your smoker and that will affect all your future smokes.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     

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