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superlazy 02-25-2013 05:02 PM

thinking about ordering from fruita wood
 
Tired of buying wood chunks from the hardware store. After some searching i'm thinking about ordering a 30lb box of mixed chunks. Any thoughts or better ideas?
Thanks guys

flyingbassman5 02-25-2013 06:36 PM

Fruita wood is good as is Smokilicious.

You will like the quality of either of them.

PDXsmoker 02-25-2013 06:56 PM

Love the wood chunks I got from Fruitia!

jmoney7269 02-25-2013 07:31 PM

Do yourself a favor and buy the mini splits. They have a little higher moisture content and they keep it longer. Just cut a chunk off when you need it with a skil saw. Keep it in the deep freezer. Their cherry is the bomb! I cut all my pecan fresh since is everywhere here in tx.
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/a...9425DF2790.jpg
Puttin Jason's arse to work, splitting fresh pecan will wear you out. After debarking, this is all we got done out at the farm camphouse.
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/a...EDF3BD8F86.jpg
Don't look like much, but it's about 100 lbs of pecan heart wood which has a redder color.
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/a...EDDDE7E05B.jpg
When big pecan limbs break off, gotta get em off the ground quick or grub worms will eat it up in no time.

GrillsGoneWild 02-25-2013 07:46 PM

jmoney - I loves me some cherry wood but not sure I would take up fridge space for it. With the limited supply I have I will go through it before it gets too dry so I don't worry too much about storage.

superlazy 02-25-2013 07:50 PM

Thanks guys! Order placed. On jmoney7269's advice I grabbed the splits

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$0.00 1 $0.00 https://sep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-16861...4_2247_2063208 MIXED CHUNKS (Peach Cherry & Apple)
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HankB 02-25-2013 07:57 PM

I was going to suggest watching CL and doing some scouting following bad storms.

Then I looked at your handle :lol:

Anyway, buying wood is necessary for stuff like mesquite or peach that we can't find locally. You should be able to pick up cherry, apple, hickory, maple and oak locally.

superlazy 02-25-2013 08:23 PM

:grin:Yes i am lazy
My dad has apple & a buddy has pear but they both use pesticides on the tree's. I asked them to stop so we will see. I have maple,ash & mulberry in my yard that I need to trim up so I'm set there
I don't have the room in the deep freeze but I do have a spare fridge so the wood will go in it's freezer

NickyG 02-25-2013 08:32 PM

I just recently was introduced to Fruita and it is simply amazing the quality compared to those in you will find in stores. I will NEVER go back to hardware store wood again!

Sammy_Shuford 02-25-2013 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmoney7269 (Post 2383826)
Do yourself a favor and buy the mini splits. They have a little higher moisture content and they keep it longer. Just cut a chunk off when you need it with a skil saw. Keep it in the deep freezer.

Why in the freezer? Time to learn a new trick or two.

bigbeef24 02-25-2013 09:09 PM

I just ordered some peach, we will see.

jmoney7269 02-25-2013 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sammy_Shuford (Post 2383960)
Why in the freezer? Time to learn a new trick or two.

Keeps them frozen and keeps the moisture in the wood. The sugars and saps in fresh fruit wood are what make them so amazing. The 2 outside fridges and upright freezer are mine to do what I please with, heathers LG stainless is all hers, thats how I like it, so does she. The wood smokes longer. Gotta go easy on this cherry compared to hardware stores cherry. I use it for color and pecs. For flavor. I can't stand hickory.
Forgot about these little guys hiding also. Dang cherry wood everywhere!
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/a...096058DC5C.jpg
I'm always competition shopping so even if we go into the stores I always look around to see of anything worthy of buying for comps. I'm real picky about my meats. I Will cook anything for friends or family, but I probably check 25 ribs on average before I find a really nice one with straight bones, nice marbling and thick all the way through. Last time I went into my comp brisket suppliers BBQ shop, I snagged 2 choice CAB 17lb national packers.

Dirtbuddy 02-25-2013 10:35 PM

I just got a box of peach a few weeks ago from Fruita. Good wood!

SpecOpsBBQ 02-25-2013 10:43 PM

I just bought a mixed box 12" splits from Fruita, its great quality wood, the box is well labeled and organized.


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