Trees to smoker fuel

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by leejones15, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. leejones15

    leejones15 Newbie

    Hey folks,
    I'm not really much of a smoker (although I do own one, and have used it successfully), so my question isn't so much about that.
    We just bought a home with acreage that had been a little unkempt for a decade or so.  There are several wild plum trees that I will be taking out this summer, and I thought maybe I could turn them into a little cash by selling them to smoker fuel.
    My question for you is, how do you like your wood prepared?  Obviously it needs to be dried, but what about sizes? Whats the minimum branch thickness worth keeping?  Split the thicker logs?
    Any advice on fair pricing for seasoned fruit wood per cord?
  2. The bigger logs I would turn into chunks. There's a guy around where I live that will sell you a bucket of chunks of various types of fruit wood, other woods for $5.

    Branch size I really don't know, I just use chunks on my little offset.
  3. leejones15

    leejones15 Newbie

    How big is a good "chunk"?
  4. I would not cut it into chunks yet. Cut it into splits. You can always cut splits into chunks but once it's a chunk it's always a chunk.

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