Originally Posted by CarolinaQue
I guess that in my mind, "green" wood is in the fresh cut to 3 or 4 months. Depending on the size of the splits and the species of wood, 6 months and out could be pretty decent to smoke with if there's a good enough bed of coals.
That may work with some woods depending on the size of the pieces but my experience with ECB sized pieces was that even 1 or 2 week old pieces didn't work as well as fresh cut did. I'd be prepared to pull out an offending piece if it doesn't smell right.