The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 02-07-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
Boudreaux
Got Wood.
 
Join Date: 12-29-12
Location: Church Point, LA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Which Wood....???

I realize the need for good, clean wood to smoke.

But, as I was walking out of a store this morning I noticed a very large display of wood near the door. The price was such that cutting this product into chunks would be very efficient.

I think the package said "Dura -? (something) Seasoned natural hardwood logs". SO, I sit here thinking:

Would that be suitable smoking wood..?? OR, is it possible there are chemicals in that product.

I don't have a chimney, so I have used this product, and have no idea if it's clean wood....

__________________
Wilson Boudreaux
Boudreaux is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-07-2013, 08:14 PM   #2
Bludawg
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Bludawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-04-09
Location: Jonesboro,Tx
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Whip you your trusty Pocket knife and peel off a little drag the bic out of your pocket and lite it up if it smells good it will taste good.
__________________
I never met a Cow that I didn't like with a little Salt & Pepper! Certified PORK-A-HOLIC
Bludawg is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-07-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
HankB
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 01-16-12
Location: Winfield, IL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Duraflame logs?

I looked at their site. It sounds like these are sawdust glued together with ... something. I tried to find an MSDS and it cannot be downloaded from their site. (Material Safety Data Sheet.) I didn;t think they could get away with that, but I suppose there is no requirement to make the MSDS available on the Internet.

Without knowing what is in the log there is no way I would use it for smoking. No way.

Looked again and found:

Quote:
Is it okay to cook over the fire of a duraflame fire log?

No. Duraflame fire logs are not designed nor intended for use as a cooking fuel. Generally, the types of solid fuel used for cooking produce coals, which emanate heat over a period of time, and cooking is conducted by exposing the food directly to the heat generated by the coals. Our regular fire logs only burn with flames and do not generate adequate coals for cooking. For roasting food over a cozy fire, try duraflame Campfire Roasting Logs instead.
So if you saw Campfire Roasting Logs you can probably use those.
__________________
Weber Crazy
HankB is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-07-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
Boudreaux
Got Wood.
 
Join Date: 12-29-12
Location: Church Point, LA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Hi Hank.... I'm familiar with the artifical Dura Flame logs, but this product was real logs. About five or six split logs to the bag. Looks like, instead of cutting length wise by blade, these items were split (often), and blade cut only on the ends....

It's very possible the product was a campfire log.... Won't be sure till I go back... thanks all...
__________________
Wilson Boudreaux
Boudreaux is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-07-2013, 10:46 PM   #5
flyingbassman5
is one Smokin' Farker
 
flyingbassman5's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-26-12
Location: Saint Louis MO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

If its hardwood you can smoke with it. However, there are LOTS of types of hardwood trees so the bag could be a hodge podge of types. If it is GOOD hardwood firewood, it might be oak or hickory. Just my $.02
__________________
18.5" OTS, 22.5" OTG, CB Silver(Rip), Vintage Coleman Bullet, Pit Barrel, UDS
flyingbassman5 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-08-2013, 06:48 AM   #6
Ron_L
Moderator

 
Ron_L's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-09-04
Location: Chicago 'Burbs
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

As mentioned, if they are real hardwood and not treated with anything they would probably be OK, but I would think that would be expensive. Have you looked at your local hardware store, Home Depot, Walmart, etc? Usually they have bags of chunks.

Also, you can get good quality chunks from Fruita Wood Chunks online with free shipping.
__________________
"Ron Rico, Boss. You can call me Captain Ron..."

Unwrap me!
Smoke me!
Eat me!

The Naked Fatty!

FEC-100/BWS Party/Memphis Pro SS/PBC/LBGE X 2/SBGE/Mini BGE/Nomad Pellet-matic/Good-One Model 42/WSM X 2/Cookshack Smokette 008/Weber Performer/Saber Cast 500/Weber Gasser (RIP)/Weber Kettle X 2/Weber Smokey Joe/WGA/UDS/Coffee Roasting Gasser

Remembering a friend
Ron_L is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-08-2013, 07:33 AM   #7
dwfisk
is Blowin Smoke!

 
dwfisk's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-01-12
Location: Fairfield, FL
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

I use a supplier called Southern Fuelwoods in Newberry, Fl (nice website) where I buy kiln dried hickory by the pallet but they bag and ship a variety of products and species to grocery and hardware stores all over the place. I'm sure there are other suppliers like them that provide product to retail markets. I think Bludawg's got the real answer: if its real hardwood try a little and see how it smells & burns.
dwfisk is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-08-2013, 09:19 AM   #8
NeoTrout
is One Chatty Farker

 
NeoTrout's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-26-08
Location: Elmhurst, Illinois
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I wouldn't use it unless I knew for sure what type of wood it was.
__________________
Steve
"Le Grille? What the hell is that?"

Klose 20x48 Deluxe Offset Pipe Smoker
Weber 22.5, Weber 22.5 w/Rotisserie
Weber Performer, Weber Ranch Kettle
Weber Smokey Joe, Weber Homer Simpson Smokey Joe
Bayou Classic Turkey Fryer
Brinkmann Smoke'n Grill, UDS
H-D FLHR
NeoTrout is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-08-2013, 09:27 AM   #9
BayoustateBBQ
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 01-25-13
Location: Loseianna (LA)
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Most packages of splits sold in the stores are mostly oak to my knowledge which would be good for heat rather than flavor. They are sold for fireplaces. You might get lucky and find an aromatic hardwood such as pecan, hickory etc. etc. Only way to know is to identify the wood.
__________________
[SIZE=3][B][COLOR=DarkRed][I]"[FONT=Trebuchet MS][COLOR=Black]R[/COLOR][/FONT][/I][/COLOR][/B][B][COLOR=DarkRed][I][COLOR=Black][FONT=Trebuchet MS]eal men like their Pork[/FONT] [/COLOR]Pulled"[/I][/COLOR][/B] [/SIZE]:peace:
[SIZE=2][SIZE=2][URL="http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=153581"]How to smoke a 14 lb tender brisket in 4 hours![/URL][/SIZE]
[/SIZE]
BayoustateBBQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts