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SmokyOkie
07-20-2008, 03:47 PM
I have managed to locate a supplier for smoker sized specialty wood.

At present he has , but not necessarily limited to:

Pear
Apricot
Peach
Cherry
Apple
Mulberry
Pecan
Hickory

He has not settled on a price yet and asked for my help in figuring out what he should charge. He is currently thinking about shipping 1 cubic foot boxes (12"x12"x12') and shipping 8"-12" minilogs or chunks either one.

So, here is the question: Would any of you be interested in ordering any of these, and if so, what would you think would be a fair price, or a price that you could feel good about paying?

He has also mentioned that if it works out, he would even be willing to seek out some more exotic woods like sassafras and grapefruit.

What do you say guys, interested in helping this guy out and getting some new woods to try?

cabinetmaker
07-20-2008, 04:42 PM
Food Pyramid has 3 cubic foot bags of Hickory, pecan, and mesquite for 10 bucks. Lots of hickory and pecan around since the winter storm. I have enough Pecan to last the year. Wanting to try apple, cherry, peach, and pear. Depends on the price I guess. The fire wood guy around the corner keeps all his wood seperated by species. Two years ago I paid 40 bucks for 1/2 rick of his pecan. Doubt if he has the others. Fire wood biz oughta be real slow right now.

SmokyOkie
07-20-2008, 04:50 PM
The whole point of what this guy is wanting to do is supply hard to find woods. He is not trying to compete price wise with the woodcutter down the road, and 70# bags would be a bit impractical to ship.

I wouldn't think that it would be worth his time to box it up and ship it for less than $20 plus S&H, so i think this would only be beneficial for folks that want to try woods that aren't readily available in their area.

TX Sandman
07-20-2008, 04:55 PM
I wouldn't think that it would be worth his time to box it up and ship it for less than $20 plus S&H, so i think this would only be beneficial for folks that want to try woods that aren't readily available in their area.

Depending on S&H cost, that sounds pretty good. But, at least in my case, I don't go through a lot of wood. I'd probably get an order and have it last for months.

SmokyOkie
07-20-2008, 05:09 PM
This is definitely a thing for large stickburners, but more for the c'coal and wood guys.

BA_LoKo
07-20-2008, 05:33 PM
I would be interested in trying a few of the woods you listed that, as of yet, I haven't had access to. Also, $20.00 sounds like a reasonable price, considering it's for woods not readily available anywhere else.

cabinetmaker
07-20-2008, 06:00 PM
Certainly did not intend to demean or offend, just relaying my thoughts. I too will probably order a few boxes at that price.:sign0092:

cbucher
07-20-2008, 06:01 PM
Sounds pretty reasonable to me.

SmokyOkie
07-20-2008, 06:32 PM
Certainly did not intend to demean or offend, just relaying my thoughts. I too will probably order a few boxes at that price.:sign0092:


No offense taken. Sorry if I came across that way. I have a little of most of those woods. Being as you live in the area, you are welcome to some of any of the ones I have.

PigCicles
07-20-2008, 06:51 PM
I would think that if his shipping charge isn't out of line that he should be able to make sales in the $20 - $30 range.

SmokyOkie
07-20-2008, 08:46 PM
I think he's figuring on priority mail and my guess is also that postage would be in the $10-$15 range depending on where it went.

Bbq Bubba
07-20-2008, 10:49 PM
Depending on S&H cost, that sounds pretty good. But, at least in my case, I don't go through a lot of wood. I'd probably get an order and have it last for months.


Slacker.......:roflmaoha0:

peculiarmike
07-20-2008, 11:06 PM
Hmmmmmmmmm..................
Say, for example, a brother smoker was "in the area" visiting a good friend and happened to be driving his gas hog pickup- would it be possible to visit this individual and purchase quantities of various woods, thus defraying the shipping costs??? Early August maybe???
Course, at the rate the 496CI gas hog pickup consumes unleaded gold, it might be cheaper to just ship it. :ack2:
But, we'll see.

TX Sandman
07-21-2008, 05:49 AM
Slacker.......:roflmaoha0:

Heck, yeah. Why try? Hard work has a future. Laziness pays off now.

PhillyMike
07-21-2008, 08:35 AM
he got a web page? I would like to get a couple of boxes. for some reason, fruitwoods seem to be hard to locate here...

SmokyOkie
07-21-2008, 11:09 AM
Hmmmmmmmmm..................
Say, for example, a brother smoker was "in the area" visiting a good friend and happened to be driving his gas hog pickup- would it be possible to visit this individual and purchase quantities of various woods, thus defraying the shipping costs??? Early August maybe???
Course, at the rate the 496CI gas hog pickup consumes unleaded gold, it might be cheaper to just ship it. :ack2:
But, we'll see.

Might be possible.


he got a web page? I would like to get a couple of boxes. for some reason, fruitwoods seem to be hard to locate here...

No, he doesn't have a website but I told him I would figure that part out for him. Drop me a PM later this week once he has a chance to put some stuff together and we'll get you hooked up.


Folks, this guy has helped me procure a lot of good smokin' wood over the last couple years and he is just looking for a way to supplement his off season income. I think it is a good idea to keep him able to do what he's doing. He may just come in handy on down the road somewhere.

tectulsa
07-23-2008, 01:43 PM
For those in the Tulsa Area, I have purchased pecan, hickory, apple and mesquite at Perry's over the years. Each "stick" was about 6 inches long and 3.5 in dia. They were packaged by someplace in OK. I can't remember the name. Perry's is pretty good for theQ er.

cabinetmaker
07-23-2008, 03:02 PM
For those in the Tulsa Area, I have purchased pecan, hickory, apple and mesquite at Perry's over the years. Each "stick" was about 6 inches long and 3.5 in dia. They were packaged by someplace in OK. I can't remember the name. Perry's is pretty good for theQ er.

Perry's does have some great cuts of meat, and a "team" of butchers for those custom cuts. Good place to grab a custom order lunchtime sandwich too for less cost than a big mac!

Florida Bill
07-23-2008, 09:34 PM
Tim,
Hope this all works out. I could use a good alternate supplier. Please keep me posted if the process develops.

SmokyOkie
07-23-2008, 09:36 PM
Tim,
Hope this all works out. I could use a good alternate supplier. Please keep me posted if the process develops.

I'll swap ya anything on the list for some grapefruit wood.

Florida Bill
07-24-2008, 09:29 AM
Tim,
Wish I could help you out. If I had it, I'd have it in the mail to you today. Problem is I live in the northern part of Florida (about half way between Panama City and Destin in the panhandle). The weather here is a little cool for citrus. Have to go on down to the Orlando or south of there for orange, grape fruit etc.
Speaking of which ..... I know some of our members are in that area and should be able to help you out. How about it Smokers ....... got any grape fruit wood of the Okie???

SmokyOkie
07-28-2008, 06:03 PM
My wood guy is ready to start shipping some trial boxes of specialty wood.

Until he can get a website up and running I have agreed to help him out by taking orders.

Some of the woods that he has at present are cherry, plum, peach, apple, crab apple, apricot, pecan, hickory, post oak.......

If you want some, drop me a PM

It turns out that the post office's largest priority mail box is 12x12x8, or 3/4 cu foot. Price is $20+postage. If it works out, he intends to buy some whole 1 cu foot boxes. postage should run between $7.50 and $25.00 depending on where you live.

anybody that is coming to the 4th of august get together, if you want some, put an order in and I'll have it when you get here.

SmokyOkie
07-29-2008, 10:34 AM
bump.

cabinetmaker
08-01-2008, 01:46 PM
:wow: Picked up two boxes of wood yesterday. One Cherry and one Peach. Man that cherry does smell good. Got to meet the Okie too! Went to his big plush office, and drank Scotch and smoked a big cuban cigar! Seriously, Spent an hour or so BSing about all sorts of stuff. Very nice guy! I really look forward to hanging out on the 4/9th at the ranch and meeting some more of you guys.

Ok, back to the wood. Here's some pics of the cherry. Priority mail box is 12 X 12 X 8 inches. Thats 2/3 cubic foot.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll251/vsg914/100_2819.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll251/vsg914/100_2820.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll251/vsg914/100_2821.jpg

You guys better order ya some.

cabinetmaker
08-02-2008, 01:56 PM
One more pic. This is the one box. lengths are 8-10 '' .

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll251/vsg914/100_2828.jpg

SmokyOkie
08-02-2008, 05:44 PM
:wow: Picked up two boxes of wood yesterday. One Cherry and one Peach. Man that cherry does smell good. Got to meet the Okie too! Went to his big plush office, and drank Scotch and smoked a big cuban cigar! Seriously, Spent an hour or so BSing about all sorts of stuff. Very nice guy! I really look forward to hanging out on the 4/9th at the ranch and meeting some more of you guys.

Ok, back to the wood. Here's some pics of the cherry. Priority mail box is 12 X 12 X 8 inches. Thats 2/3 cubic foot.
You guys better order ya some.

My math says 3/4 cu ft. Did I do it wrong?

Short One
08-02-2008, 05:49 PM
3/4 cu. ft. box is 12x12x9

SmokyOkie
08-02-2008, 06:08 PM
:blushing::blushing::blushing::blushing::blushing: :blushing::blushing:

cabinetmaker
08-02-2008, 06:23 PM
1" X 12" X 12" = 1/12 Cf. X 8" = 8/12 Cf = 4/6 Cf = 2/3 Cf.

Short One
08-02-2008, 06:32 PM
:whathesaid: :roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

SmokyOkie
08-02-2008, 08:11 PM
I don't have to stand here and take this abuse.....I can get it at home whenever I want!:roflmaoha0:

How bout 1ftx1ftx2/3ft (8")=2/3 cu ft

And 1ftx1ftx3/4ft (9")=3/4cuft

I just got my 2/3 and 3/4 mixed up

Short One
08-02-2008, 08:29 PM
http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTMwNjE2MTY5OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNjU2MjM2._V1._ CR0,0,333,333_SS100_.jpg (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1332451328/tt0055662)Maybe Jethro could stop by and help you with your cypherin. :roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

yamahog3187
08-02-2008, 08:56 PM
Jethro could really help ya with your gozinta's. He is gonna be a brain surgeon ya know.:roflmaoha0:

cabinetmaker
08-03-2008, 07:53 AM
I thought that was brain sturgeon

PigCicles
08-03-2008, 09:39 AM
I'm thinkin Okie didn't get all the way through 6th grade like Jethro did??? Can't knock a fella for not gettin fully educated.

SmokyOkie
09-06-2008, 03:03 PM
:thumbs up: