Wood by the pound?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by 3montes, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cruising Craigslist and a local guy has 100lbs of mesquite splits he brought up from Texas. He wants $1.50 a lb! So $150 for the lot. Yikes! I can get half cord of red oak for that!

    I am considering making him a offer as I have never had the chance to cook with mesquite before other than the stale bagged chunks you buy at Home depot or something. I have never got any flavor from those chunks. Wood does go stale.

    Anyhow I don't want to insult the guy with a low ball offer (I was thinking like $50 for the lot) but I really would like to give some a try. [​IMG]
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey you'll never know unless you make him an offer. He must have been in Texas for a vacation or something, cause he sure wouldn't make any money hauling wood up from there unless he had a semi full.

  3. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Exactly what i thought but he sure as heck is trying to make money off the trunk load of wood he brought back!![​IMG]
  4. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    IMHO you should take your $150 and buy the oak, mesquite smoke tastes like a dirty sock to me.

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