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 09-23-2006, 09:38 AM   #1
we'll smoke u
is Blowin Smoke!

 
we'll smoke u's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-21-06
Location: Valley, Nebraska
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default shelf life of wood

Ok I think this is were this should go if not move it to the right place.

Does wood have a shelf life. In other word does it lose it's smoke overtime.
I was talking to a guy that said it does. I know it gets old and roughts over time. But will it change in flavor or lose flavor.
I have some malberry that is three years old and I see know difference it to day then a year or two ago.
What's your opinion.
Thanks Scott
__________________
Scott Burke
www.wellsmokeubbq.com
www.operationbbqmw.org

KCBS MEMBER #24303
COUNTRY SMOKER 570 PELLET FEEDER
ONE SMALL HOME MADE VERTICAL
WEBER KETTLE GOLD 221/2
WEBER BABYQ
we'll smoke u is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-23-2006, 09:50 AM   #2
fivelombardis
is one Smokin' Farker
 
fivelombardis's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-19-03
Location: TEXAS
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

IMHO, the only way wood would lose anything would be if termite type bugs get into it and eat it up from inside...or if it already had a disease that continued to eat it up after it was cut.
__________________
That boy just ain't right.
fivelombardis is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-23-2006, 10:01 AM   #3
ZILLA
is Blowin Smoke!
 
ZILLA's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-01-05
Location: Universal City, Texas
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I have heard guys say that fruit wood can loose some of it's special flavors after a few years but I have not noticed this, yet. I can tell you about my experience with mesquite though. I find that mesquite between two and five years old smells the best while burning and gives nice results on the meat. I recently took a trailer load of old mesquite from a rancher I know in Kingsville, Texas. This wood was 8-10 years old by his recollection, stacked in the full sun of south Texas and it was in fair condition. I culled all the wood taking only the best logs to split and smoked brisket and beef ribs. The flavor was fine but much more mild than 3 year old wood. It did not have that strong sweet/pungent smell that younger wood has.

So I guess that age does have an effect but not nessecerally a bad effect.
ZILLA is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-23-2006, 10:35 AM   #4
bbqjoe
Banned
 
bbqjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-16-06
Location: Wikieup Arizona
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by we'll smoke u
Ok I think this is were this should go if not move it to the right place.

Does wood have a shelf life. In other word does it lose it's smoke overtime.
I was talking to a guy that said it does. I know it gets old and roughts over time. But will it change in flavor or lose flavor.
I have some malberry that is three years old and I see know difference it to day then a year or two ago.
What's your opinion.
Thanks Scott
I don't mean to go on an english/spelling tirade, but not being quite awake yet, and reading this post first, caused the left and the right side of my brain to collide like two trains meeting head on.

Need coffee...................
bbqjoe is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-23-2006, 10:46 AM   #5
kickassbbq
is One Chatty Farker
 
kickassbbq's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-20-05
Location: mn
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

As long as that wood is not rotting, it's OK to use, IMHO.

BBQ Joe Man!!!! Hei, I dint' no we got ta spel good to be hears.
Get sum cofee, eez up.
Have a GREAT weekend!!!!!!
Smoke On!!!!!!
__________________
Smoke On!!!!!!
[URL="http://www.kickassbbq.com"]www.kickassbbq.com[/URL]
kickassbbq is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-23-2006, 11:04 AM   #6
bbqjoe
Banned
 
bbqjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-16-06
Location: Wikieup Arizona
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Know, you doen't hafe to spel goodly, oar uze propper grandmer, butt it shure hellps othears too bee abul too reed yur postts ezeir.

Sorry, I just gave myself a headache.

Oh yeah, I don't think wood is going to lose much flavor over time.
bbqjoe is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-23-2006, 11:13 AM   #7
kickassbbq
is One Chatty Farker
 
kickassbbq's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-20-05
Location: mn
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I love you Joe Man. You be funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
Smoke On!!!!!!
[URL="http://www.kickassbbq.com"]www.kickassbbq.com[/URL]
kickassbbq is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-23-2006, 12:27 PM   #8
Harbormaster
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Harbormaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-14-06
Location: Wyocena, WI
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I hvae smoe hckoiry taht has been in the gagare retfras for fvie yares and it's sltil good.
__________________
Clark
My Boys: Joseph (EI); Andrew (EE); Daniel (EE)
My Toys: 10 WSMs (B, C, DH, DA, EZ, DZ, EO, DU, DR, EE/DU mutt); Brinkman Cimmaron; Chuckwagon Cooker; 4 22.5" Bar-B-Q-Kettles; 2 18.5" Bar-B-Q-Kettle; 1 Red OTS (H); 3 WGAs (EZ, DE, N); 3 SJPs (DT, DR, DR); 2 Smokey Joes (A, K); Genesis Silver C (DU).
"For when democracy becomes tyranny, those of us with rifles still get to vote"
Harbormaster is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-23-2006, 12:57 PM   #9
kickassbbq
is One Chatty Farker
 
kickassbbq's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-20-05
Location: mn
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Harbor Man,
I understand exactly what you mean. Good wood!!!!!!!!!
Smoke it up and PARTY DOWN.
Smoke On!!!!!!!!!
__________________
Smoke On!!!!!!
[URL="http://www.kickassbbq.com"]www.kickassbbq.com[/URL]
kickassbbq is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-23-2006, 03:52 PM   #10
BBQchef33
Grand Poobah and Site Admin
 
BBQchef33's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-11-03
Location: Long Island, NY
Downloads: 12
Uploads: 4
Default

i go by the 2-3 year rule. 2-3 years for flavor, by its 3rd year, its just BTU's and a mild addition.


and i hapen to like the way he typ ess.
__________________
Site Administrator and
Grand PooBah

CBJ with a Fuzzy Blue Hat, 18 Foot Competition Trailer, Customized Klose BYC, Custom Klose built MoAB (Mother of All Banderas) passed on to Big Dog, 1 Double Barreled Lang 84, 1 Heavily Modified Bionic Bandera, 1 Custom Super Medium Stickburning Spicewine w/stoker, 1 XL BGE, 1 Mini BGE, 1 Pit Barrel Cooker, 3 WSMs, 3 Weber Kettles, an NB Hondo, A Modified Brinkman Horizontal, DCS 48" Grill, a Broilmaster P3, a covered, pellet pooping FEC100, and our duck died. :(

News Flash:
"A mans worth is judged by the weight of his integrity "

You know your getting older when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy


Smoke on KC.
WWW.BBQ-BRETHREN.COM
BBQchef33 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-23-2006, 04:26 PM   #11
Sawdustguy
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Sawdustguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-14-05
Location: Manorville, Long Island
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Poobah is correct because by 2 to 3 years old there is very little moisture content left in the wood. The dry wood will burn very quickly giving off many BTU's but burns too fast to leave much flavor.
__________________
Guy (Pitmaster)
BBQ Team: Lawn Guyland Smokers

Stupidity for Dummies

…because sometimes, you just can’t dumb it down enough…
Sawdustguy is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-23-2006, 04:50 PM   #12
we'll smoke u
is Blowin Smoke!

 
we'll smoke u's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-21-06
Location: Valley, Nebraska
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bbqjoe
I don't mean to go on an english/spelling tirade, but not being quite awake yet, and reading this post first, caused the left and the right side of my brain to collide like two trains meeting head on.

Need coffee...................
Hey Joe I'am a construction worker not a english teacher.LOL

p.s. Your suppose to think what I mean not what I spell. I think I siad that right.LOL
__________________
Scott Burke
www.wellsmokeubbq.com
www.operationbbqmw.org

KCBS MEMBER #24303
COUNTRY SMOKER 570 PELLET FEEDER
ONE SMALL HOME MADE VERTICAL
WEBER KETTLE GOLD 221/2
WEBER BABYQ
we'll smoke u is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-24-2006, 11:58 AM   #13
JohnMcD348
is One Chatty Farker
 
JohnMcD348's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-27-05
Location: Lakeland, FL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

You know, this brings up a thing I saw awhile back on the internet but cannot recall it now. I'll have to do a more thorough Google later but the jist of it was that as long as the firt and last letter of a word is in the proper place, the human brain interprets it with little difficulty. I think it was a research thing done by a university and the entire paragraph describing this was written in that manner. The "wdros" in the entire paragraph were mispelled except for the placement of the 1st and last. It was quite interesting to read and realize that you were interpreting the entire paragragh of gorssly mispelled words.


Edit....

Here's a basic rundown that I found online for it. The original paragraph I saw was much more lenghty.

http://www.simplebits.com/notebook/2...sed_wdors.html
__________________
JTMcD.


We sleep peaceful in our beds because Rough Men stand ready in the night to visit violence upon those who would do us harm.......G. Orwell



Brinkman Smoke King Deluxe, The Famous StudeDera, Weber Smokey Joe Gold and Platinum, Brinkman Professional Grill, Brinkman ECB and 2 Weber Smoky Mountians
JohnMcD348 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-24-2006, 12:15 PM   #14
Neil
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
Neil's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-04-04
Location: St. Joseph, MI
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bbqjoe
I don't mean to go on an english/spelling tirade, but not being quite awake yet, and reading this post first, caused the left and the right side of my brain to collide like two trains meeting head on.

Need coffee...................
Now that's funny. Scott must've had the same typing teacher in school our Poobah had.
__________________
"You can't always get what you want but if you try sometime you just might find you get what you need"

Mange Bene Viva Bene!

NB Bandera-Firebox & Baffle Mod, WSM, Weber: Performer(Col. Steve Austin Mod), WSM, Three 22 1/2" Kettles, 2 Brinkman Dual Zone Proffessional Grills, Smoky Joe, Uniflame Tabletop Gasser, Luhr-Jensen Big Chief, Turkey Fryer, Rocky Mountain Camp Stove & 3 UDS's.
Neil is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-26-2006, 03:32 PM   #15
fivelombardis
is one Smokin' Farker
 
fivelombardis's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-19-03
Location: TEXAS
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

spelling don't mean anything...a lot of the funny memories on this board have come from Bill or Phil misspelling something! post on brother.
__________________
That boy just ain't right.
fivelombardis is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yardbird Shelf Life Crüe-B-Cüe Q-talk 13 11-20-2009 10:28 PM
TQ shelf life HB-BBQ Q-talk 2 10-31-2009 12:15 AM
Shelf life of food jonboy Q-talk 1 02-06-2009 08:09 AM
Fab B shelf life AlabamaGrillBillies Q-talk 10 11-04-2008 02:22 PM
Pastrami...Shelf life? pne123 Q-talk 8 03-14-2008 11:06 AM

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 09:39 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