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Kiln dried

Post by Smurf » October 14th, 2014, 7:35 pm

Recently gained access to some kiln dried cherry and oak. Anybody use this before or know if it is safe to use? Thanks



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Re: Kiln dried

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » October 14th, 2014, 8:11 pm

There is a local large wood processor where I live that have 16 different spices of kiln dried wood The give away anything that is not cabinet grade and I have taken more than my share and never have had a problem with it.
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Re: Kiln dried

Post by Miketheforester » October 20th, 2014, 8:53 pm

Kiln dried = very well seasoned. Just watch, it will burn a little hotter and faster being drier.



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Re: Kiln dried

Post by Puff » October 20th, 2014, 8:57 pm

I keep a wall of firewood in my garage that just doesn't get exposed to weather other than temp or humidity for a year or two When that stuff is placed on a bed of coals, it just snaps to life like burning scrap 2x4's. I'd imagine that kiln dried is even better in that regard.


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Re: Kiln dried

Post by Smurf » October 20th, 2014, 9:40 pm

Thanks guys. I will use some of it on my next cook. :beer:



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Re: Kiln dried

Post by Pete Mazz » October 21st, 2014, 6:17 am

If it's rough sawn, check the ends for a waxy coating. If it's there just cut off an inch or so. If it's milled, just leave it exposed to local humidity and eventually it'll be perfect.


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