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Old 02-24-2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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Recently was able to procure some apple wood from a local orchard that completed spring trimming. How long should I dry it before I use in my Char-Griller with SFB.
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:37 PM   #2
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I would start chunking some in there now and see how it smells. I have used some real fresh cut stuff and it was wonderful as it was. If for some reason it smells stinky wait 30 days and try it again. I accidentally kilt one with a weed wacker one day and burned it that night. Now if that some kinda offset dont use the apple for the entire heat source..just toss in a little on the charcoal base fire. That apple is too special to be wasting it to heat up the atmosphere. Get Algore riled up too. You heard of that old global warming thang no doubt. Guess that is whut is causing all the blizzards in exotic locations.

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Old 02-26-2010, 04:26 AM   #3
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Was that Spring of last year? If so, it should be fine by now? I usually wait a min of 6 months. But you won't be using sticks in the CG so chunk it up and it will dry even faster!
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:19 PM   #4
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Trees were trimmed just last week. Diameter ranges from 1" to about 3".
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:20 PM   #5
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I wouldn't use it so soon. Let it dry for about 6 months after you cut it up to the size you will use.
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:55 PM   #6
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Apple should "check" or crack on the edges as a good indication. Mine always has. I throw the cut up sections into a milk crate and put it in the attic in the summer. A few weeks up there and it's ready to go.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:13 AM   #7
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GREAT IDEA!!! A dry kiln in my own attic!!! You all guys fart smellers uhhh smart fellows!!
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