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Post Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:18 pm

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I want to somke a turkey with apple wood. The problem I have is that I have to cut my own wood. I need to know how long I should let it dry before I can use it to cook with.
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Post Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:54 pm
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Taco's Place,

Welcome to the Board. I was given a whole lot of very green apple wood a couple of months ago. I would guess it had only been cut when I got it a week or so. I finally have been succesful smoking with the wood by using it with a decent amount of charcoal briquettes for the heat. I have found a chunk or two of the green wood is all I need for more than ample smoke and taste.

Post Tue Jun 08, 2004 8:52 am
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Welcome to the board taco's place!

I found after some discussion on the board that some green hardwoods still work well for smoking. I have used green fruit wood with good results. Go ahead and use your apple but I would suggest removing the bark first.

Here is some chatter on the topic that you may enjoy reading:
Green Wood or Dry Wood? Ginger or Mary Ann
Wood for Smoking
Wood for BBQing
seasoned wood

Hope this helps.

Post Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:40 pm
AKGriller rare

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I have used green apple wood and semi green oak with good results. I peel the bark on most of it.

Post Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:37 pm

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Thanks for all the help. It's nice to know I wont have to wait before I get to start.
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