Splitting Wood

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by danbono, May 24, 2016.

  1. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi All Is it easier to split seasoned wood or unseasoned wood? I have some hickory that's been a Major pain to split. The splits with out bark split OK, but the  ones with bark are a pain. The person I bought the wood from said the hickory was seasoned.

    Thanks Dan
  2. okie362

    okie362 Smoking Fanatic

    If using an ax it's easier to split seasoned wood.  If you have a splitter it's not a lot of work (all things being relative) either way.
  3. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi I'm using a cheap splitter from Harbor Freight.

    Thx Dan
    Last edited: May 24, 2016
  4. sacedbysapp

    sacedbysapp Meat Mopper

    I use wedge and slegde hammer to split log in two than easier to finish with the axe.
  5. Not sure about hickory,but most hardwoods split best when green,even better with a touch of frost in them:)
  6. johnboybaker

    johnboybaker Fire Starter

    That's what I find to be true also and I use a 8# splitting maul and an axe.

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