Oak

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by jay47711, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. jay47711

    jay47711 Newbie

    I am new to the site. been smoking 3 years.

    I have an Oak tree that will have to be cut down, as it has Oak Gall.

    Will that wood be ok to use for smoking meat?

    Thanks!

    Jay
     
  2. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would think so.  As I understand it, Oak galls are usually caused by a reaction to insects.  One concern I can think of is do you know if any pesticides were used on the tree that might have been absorbed by the wood?  I that is a possibility, I would not use the wood.  Also where are the galls?  Most are in the leaves and limbs and I would think you are talking about splitting the main body wood into "splits" for smoking.
     

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