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Apple Wood

Postby daryl » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:14 pm

The past few storms have knocked down some of the deadwood and live wood from my apple trees.

Is anyone interested in some apple wood for smoking?

If so...
What is the minimum diameter of wood you would want?
What length works best (might cut in multiples, so if need 1 foot, you might get 2 or 3 foot lengths)? Are small branches useful?
Dry wood, some of this wood has been down for over a year? Or younger wood?

Chainsawing tomorrow (Saturday) and will start piling it up, so let me know ASAP.
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Re: Apple Wood

Postby JimPotts » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:26 am

Most of us use small chunks, so any length would probably be fine. Branches thinner than 2" aren't very useful, bigger than 3" is better.

Most people use dry wood, though some might use green. Of course, green wood turns into dry wood so I certainly wouldn't turn it down.

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