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Old 12-17-2012, 08:29 AM   #1
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I have lots of oak that is dried and cured that I can use for smoking.

I also have several apple trees that I need to trim. Does the wood need to dry or cure before using for smoke or can I just cut out a limb and smoke with it?

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Old 12-17-2012, 01:52 PM   #2
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I just cut down an apple tree, and I use the wood. Normally it is best if the wood has sat for 6 months or so, but if you are in a pinch and need the wood you can use it, it will give off more smoke than normal though.

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Apple has never been treacherous to me. I have let some set a day or two and it still smelled real good. This be for smoking it up not building a fire with it etc.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:28 PM   #4
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In my limited experience with wood, hickory, oaks, cherry, walnut, pecan, etc. need to be aged longer than apple, any citrus, peach, pear, etc.

Hmmm? with the exception of cherry, it looks like my list is divided into nuts and fruits?

Unseasoned smaller branches work OK with just about any wood. Again' this has been my observation, and no research has been done, and all of the notes I took were written down on the wood right before it went into the fire.
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