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YankeeQ
04-27-2013, 11:34 AM
The wife wants to take down a pin oak in the back yard. I personally love the tree. I'm only gonna take it down if its useful for cooking. otherwise it's staying up!!!!

jwbtulsa
04-27-2013, 10:17 PM
Would imagine that it would be fine once it get seasoned and dry.

SmokyOkie
04-27-2013, 10:57 PM
The wife wants to take down a pin oak in the back yard. I personally love the tree. I'm only gonna take it down if its useful for cooking. otherwise it's staying up!!!!

i wouldn't. nasty smelling creosote filled wood. Think fireplace. :msn-wink:

Florida Bill
04-28-2013, 09:16 AM
Yes, I have used it and really enjoyed the results. I can't tell the difference between it and other types of oak. Enjoy :thumbs up:

YankeeQ
04-28-2013, 12:38 PM
i was afraid of conflicting reports....

on a side note, why is wood that's aged years better than a tree you cut up a month ago? is the freshly cut wood too 'green" and might give off a bad smoke?

Thanks lads

tomshoots
04-28-2013, 02:33 PM
I've used Pin Oak with good results, but I prefer pecan or hickory. I wouldn't sacrafice an oak you love for smoke wood if other woods are available. My :twocents:

YankeeQ
04-28-2013, 03:56 PM
ive got enough 3 year old white oak and hickory to last maybe 10 years. plus there is an apple orchard near us that sells a whole 8 foot pick up bed of wood for like $80

I just didnt want to take down a tree unless it went to good use. we dont have a fireplace, so the best use of wood for me would be cooking.

YankeeQ
04-28-2013, 03:57 PM
I wanna get my hands on some pecan, i wanna cook brisket with it

jwbtulsa
04-28-2013, 04:34 PM
If ya make it down to Tulsa, I'll give you some logs.

YankeeQ
04-28-2013, 09:31 PM
If ya make it down to Tulsa, I'll give you some logs.

Thanks for the kind offer!

I have a buddy that says he'll bring some back next time he visits Alabama.


My wife's cousin says they smoke with the hickory nuts. Ive never done that, but he swears by it