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Wahoo, the search is over!

Post by Squiggle » March 27th, 2016, 6:03 pm

So after a long search for a decent supply of some smokable wood I have found the mother load. I was really struggling to find anything around here when all there is to burn is eucalyptus & pine in great supply. I've been scrounging through friends fruit trees & buying wood chips & pellets to get through, but yesterday I caught up with a mate who runs a truffle farm down here & he told me they are just about to change over 25% of the 22,000 oak trees they have as they are getting too big & unmanagable. He told me I could take as many as I want cause they will just be burning them anyway, BOOYAA!! So I quickly cut one down & will be getting more whenever I want & they should be aged perfectly by the time I finish my mini GF. :strongbad:

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Post by Weldun » March 27th, 2016, 6:15 pm

Good for you Squiggle, it's funny how we sometimes take little things for granted such as wood, I live in the northern part of the United States where oak trees are everywhere and many Apple orchards that will let you take their prunings.
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Post by Squiggle » March 27th, 2016, 6:29 pm

Oh there's plenty of wood down here in Tassie, logging is big business round here, but it's all useless for smoking. :BDHorse:


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Post by Dirtytires » March 27th, 2016, 8:06 pm

I'd stock up.....if properly stored, it should last 2-3 years before its past its prime. Great find!



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Post by Squiggle » March 28th, 2016, 1:43 am

Will do dude, every chance I get I will be round to cut a tree & then split it & stack it nicely. :beer:


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Post by Rodcrafter » March 28th, 2016, 6:44 am

:beer:

I would recommend keeping it off the ground and covered to extend the cooking life.


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Post by Squiggle » March 28th, 2016, 12:47 pm

Thanks RC, I'll have to build something to keep it in. :kewl:


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Post by Dirtytires » March 28th, 2016, 8:31 pm

I used 2 inch sq tubing, made a "ladder" about 10 feet long, and put sides about 5 feet high on the ends. It holds my wood about 6 inches off the ground and holds over a half cord of wood. I then made a simple frame of 1/2 by 1 inch tube and covered it in corrugated tin to keep the rain off.

Quick, simple and cheep. I build 2 as I get a better price on a full cord of wood.



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Post by Frank_Cox » March 30th, 2016, 7:32 pm

Thats awesome!!!
Whats a truffle farm? :huh:


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Post by Squiggle » March 31st, 2016, 4:28 am

A Truffle farm is a farm for truffle, those little really expensive things the French use to garnish creamy food, like pasta sauces. The truffles are a fungus that grows in the root systems of inoculated oak trees, they look like mummified testicles to me, lol. =))
Truffles are worth heaps, about $1300AU per kilo, I have a dog that hunts truffles when they are in season & she earns pretty good money doing it.

Bottom line is that I get free oak trees to smoke with!! :strongbad:

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