Unseasoned oak??

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by danbono, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi All I picked up some unseasoned oak at my reclying center. I was thinking of using it to just start a good coal bed before adding the flavoring wood.
    Any idea's or thoughts on this process?

    Thanks DanB
  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dan, I personally would not use it. It will take too long to dry out enough to burn into coals. It will produce a tremendous amount of white billowy smoke and will start a creosote build up in your smoker. IMO, your best bet is to find an out of the way spot and stack it up for next spring.

    That's my $0.02, Joe
  3. Agreed. I will only used seasoned wood. Period. Green wood produces thick white smoke. And leaves a bitter taste.

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