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Wood Question

Post by Kekoa » January 4th, 2015, 10:45 am

Happy New Year smoking crew!

I came across some 'Silver Oak' on craigslist here where I live in Hawaii. Not very common in my area and I was wondering is silver oak good or OK to use for smoking? I don't know much about oak so just checking the collective knowledge base here on the smokebuilder.com

Thanks for any information in advance.


edit: Mods not sure if this the right spot I noticed a wood section after I posted. Please move if you feel its appropriate.



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Re: Wood Question

Post by Puff » January 4th, 2015, 2:58 pm

http://wildlifeofhawaii.com/flowers/136 ... -silk-oak/

Gee I did read a few things that would almost say. Not to use it. It says there is cyanide in the flowers or leaves. Surely not the last word but do some looking first


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Re: Wood Question

Post by Kekoa » January 4th, 2015, 4:03 pm

Thanks Puff but I was checking on Silver Oak not silk oak. I think they are different.

Ah, the more I looked online they are the same thing. Thanks for the heads up I will read more about it



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Post by Puff » January 4th, 2015, 4:51 pm

Yep....saw that too but it does appear to have several generic names but looks like they are the same species.
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Re: Wood Question

Post by Pennywise » January 6th, 2015, 8:54 am

That is one high tech photo.

I have no idea. My interruption was meant only for comedic relief in response to Puffs photo.

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Re: Wood Question

Post by Puff » January 6th, 2015, 10:30 am

Pennywise,

Were it not for comic relief, I would be ready to go to Acapulco and dive off the cliff...AND I'M NO DIVER ! Besides, I now have 35 years experience living in the Northeast Corridor where they say " F' em if they can't take a joke ".

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Re: Wood Question

Post by Miketheforester » January 7th, 2015, 9:14 pm

Oak is good for smoking, but silver oak is oak in name only. True oak will start with the genus Quercus. If the silver oak offering is cheap I would say try burning some for a bonfire or something non-critical to see if it puts off any noxious fumes. Most woods are safe to burn, with the only real exception I know being things in the Toxicodendron genus. Many plants contain compounds we know to be poisonous, such as cherry, Apple, black walnut, etc. but very few carry those compounds in a way that can be volitized by burning.


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Re: Wood Question

Post by Tom_Heath » January 7th, 2015, 9:57 pm

Well said! You just beat me to it.


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Re: Wood Question

Post by Puff » January 7th, 2015, 10:13 pm

Dang....anything that starts with the word "toxic " can't be too good


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Re: Wood Question

Post by Rodcrafter » January 8th, 2015, 8:54 am

:yth:


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Re: Wood Question

Post by Smokeone » January 8th, 2015, 7:05 pm

I have no idea what MTF said, but :yth: . He's the forester, he has to be right.


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Re: Wood Question

Post by The Czar » January 9th, 2015, 6:55 am

Nobody is capable of following Foresters logic


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Re: Wood Question

Post by Pennywise » January 9th, 2015, 10:14 am

dcman (The Czar) wrote:Nobody is capable of following Foresters logic
Except for Flower. She could rock that know how.



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Post by The Czar » January 9th, 2015, 4:27 pm

Ha ha....wait...I don't get it...


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Post by Miketheforester » January 10th, 2015, 7:39 pm

Sure I just beat you to it Tom. Let me simplify it for you Czar, burn it and see what happens! I mean, what's the worst that could happen? Then again if Kekoa doesn't report back we may well know what is the worst that could happen :)


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Re: Wood Question

Post by The Czar » January 10th, 2015, 9:35 pm

I still don't get it


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Re: Wood Question

Post by bbroper » January 10th, 2015, 10:46 pm

The forum members might shrink... that might be the worst that happens. :D x_x



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Re: Wood Question

Post by Pennywise » January 12th, 2015, 8:39 am

dcman (The Czar) wrote:Ha ha....wait...I don't get it...
Bambi.

Its what's for dinner.

You got this man.....



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Re: Wood Question

Post by The Czar » January 12th, 2015, 7:29 pm

Omg....


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