Seasoning green wood quickly

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by colonelangus, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. colonelangus

    colonelangus Newbie

    Had to cut down two, medium sized apple trees from my lawn due to a recent fall snow storm, and I have them split into logs, 12-16". But I was really wondering if I culd cut the seasoning time down by "roasting" them over a fire. Any chance this could work? Or would I be wasting my time.
  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't have any expertise in this area but someone should be along soon who does!
  3. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    No, the best you could do would be to dry them in a wood drying kiln. If you can put them in a heated space and stack them so air can circulate around them. should be ready in 8-12 months, apple drys much more slowly than other woods.

    If you make chunks about the size of your fist and store them in a heated space you should be able to use them in 2-3 months.

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