I can see where adding "green" wood to a raging fire wouldn't cause too much grief...I'd just hate to start with green wood. The "vanilla" thing is probably just an excuse for not having a big enough woodpile to allow it to season!
Southern Brethren BBQ Competition Team
"It's all about getting paid!" - Myron Mixon
"I love being hated in my hometown!" - David Hair
KingFisher Gator Rotisserie cooker, WSM, Stainless 5 burner with IR gas grill, Turkey Fryer, Weber JD Commemorative grill, slightly used Bandera chamber for future use as a cold smoker, Masterbuilt 40" insulated ELECTRIC smoker