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Cut down a red maple yesterday
« on: March 09, 2015, 10:31:38 PM »
And cut some of the smaller branches into chunks that will fit into the wood pan on the smoker.  How long do I need to let it dry out before I can use it?  The tree was alive, just leaning dangerously towards my neighbor's mobile home.
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Re: Cut down a red maple yesterday
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2015, 10:39:23 PM »
If you chunked/chipped it, probably this Fall. 
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Re: Cut down a red maple yesterday
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 11:43:47 AM »
If it is in ready to use smoker size pieces you should be fine in a few months. I have been smoking with Hazelnut that was a live tree in August. I had cut it to fire wood size length and have been keeping them under my workbench in the garage. When I needed to smoke I cut some to block length and split them in half. I haven't had any issues.

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