red oak flooring ?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by morkdach, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    a coworker gave me a couple of bundles of new flooring boards he did not use in his project. lable says unfinished, would this be a good heat source[​IMG]
  2. jethro

    jethro Smoke Blower

    I would think so as most lump charcoal is made from that sort of scrap wood.
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Is it solid wood or is it pieces? If it's pieces I would say no because of the glue that they would use. So just make sure that it is solid before using it for food.
  4. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    this is solid red oak flooring 1/2" thick.
  5. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would say your good to go if unfinished and not laminated-oak is a good smoking wood.
  6. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I guess I am going to be a maybe decenting opinion here. I assume that this is furniture, cabinet grade. wood. I have a cabinet maker a few minutes away from me. After gathering some scrap oak I lit it up. It was kiln dried being furniture grade wood and burnt up so quickly it was of little use in a smoker. Remember even cured 1 yr old wood is not as dry as these processed woods. Just my 2cents.

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