Originally Posted by viggysmalls
As I eagerly anticipate my transition to a stick burner, I have a few wood-related questions. (Insert joke here). I'll do my best to keep this from a "charcoal vs. only wood" burning debate.
1. What's a fair price on 1 cord of wood? What's a fair price on 1/2 a cord of wood?
2. Do I want 6-inch or 12-inch length slices of wood?
3. About how many pieces of wood will I go through on a Backyard Jambo for a full brisket smoke (assuming I use wood as my fuel and smoke source)?
I tried to do a search for threads detailing these questions, but it was to no avail. Apologies if I've re-asked questions discussed ad naseum.
Hello North Neighbor...I'm from Sedalia and I've looked on Craigslist for Kansas City and the price of wood varies greatly up there!!! I've seen wood for $75 half cord delivered and probably upwards of $125 you pick it up. You might be able to contact some of the tree trimming places to see if they would let you pick up some of the wood they cut down or better yet, drop it off at your house. I've heard of people doing this before, however I have never tried it. I'm just getting started with a stick burner as well and have yet to fuel it with full wood. I am thinking that unless I smoke a lot, half a cord will do me almost all year so $70 or $80 worth of fuel for a year/summer is pretty good compared to charcoal cost. It's so good that I'm not even going to fire up my saw to cut any! Good luck!!