Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke
Apple trees are usually sprayed with a fungicide, but it is water soluble and washes off when it rains -- or so "they" say.
Looks like some parts of the wood are punky. Might be worth cutting out and tossing those areas.
Very good score nonetheless.
What does punky wood do to the fire/flavor etc.? I've only ever purchased wood that is kiln dried for smoking meat (like in a bag from the store, but that is going to be way too expensive for my giant new smoker) so I don't know a lot about what to use/not use other than what species of wood, or proper drying and storage, etc. I'm a wood newbie! Any wood tips or information appreciated! Thanks