Originally Posted by lilburnjoe
Highway robbery ? Not likely! You may want to stop and consider all the time and labor it takes to prepare a box of smoking wood in 3, 6, and 12 inch pieces. It's a lot of sawing and chopping. Consistent sizes give better burn rates and a superior smoke. Plus figure in the cost of equipment. I find the cost quite reasonable. Comparing the cost of a cord of wood to a box of smoking wood is just plain ignorant!
My stick burner burns two wheelborrow loads of wood for a normal over-night cook, at that cost of $15 a square foot it would cost me well over a hundred bucks a cook. He asked about wood for a stickburner, not a WSM or UDS. Even an ECB will burn a couple cubic feet per cook. Buying wood for stickburners at that cost is simply ridiculous.
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