FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 


old splits

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Smoke Ring Forum Index -> Wood and Charcoal
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
dmike25
BBQ Pro


Joined: 27 Dec 2009
Posts: 613
Location: Colorado Springs (sometimes)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10 17 6:09 am    Post subject: old splits Reply with quote

Can wood for my smoker get too old? I have about 4 ricks of red oak and white oak, pecan, and hickory. It's stored off the ground, not covered. I burn it in a 24X42" offset. I also cut it into small chunks for the WSM and the kettle. Some of it is already two years old. I haven't noticed anything wrong with it, but a neighbor asked me about it and I didn't have an answer for him! Oh yeah, he uses it too.
Thanx,
_________________
Mike
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
brutus1964
BBQ Pro


Joined: 01 Apr 2014
Posts: 510
Location: Pinson, Tn.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11 17 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It cant get too old as far as I know. It can get a little too dry and burn too fast if it is kept in a dry environment with low humidity. Since yours is not covered it will probably maintain some moisture. The main thing is to look at your wood as you take it off the pile and make sure it doesn't have any rot or decay on it. Look for fungus as well. If its good and clean then it should burn just fine. If its slow to ignite, you can stage a few pieces on top of your firebox as your cooking and it will lite much faster when you add it to your coal bed.
_________________
Chargriller
Weber Kettle
Heartland Cookers 36 x 48 Rotisserie

"If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got"- Henry Ford
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dmike25
BBQ Pro


Joined: 27 Dec 2009
Posts: 613
Location: Colorado Springs (sometimes)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11 17 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanx Brutus. I never see any signs of rot or fungus or any nasty looking stuff. It's stacked pretty loosely, lots of air movement. It does get rained on, so I do preheat the splits. I used to set em right on the firebox, but they would start burning! I found a grate from an old charcoal grill, set it on a few 2" tall steel blocks on the firebox. It seems to dry / preheat the splits just fine. Thanx again,
_________________
Mike
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Smoke Ring Forum Index -> Wood and Charcoal All times are GMT + 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group