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Unread 11-30-2009, 01:47 AM   #1
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Arrow Wood procurment question?

Where is the best place to score quality wood (for us stick burners) in either chunk or log, if a local source is not available?

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Two ideas.
1. put a wanted ad in Craigslist
2. make a deal with a local tree trimmer and trade him some Q for wood

I've done both.
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Thanks DMDon! What was the result of the craigslist ad? I am a little skeptical/nervous about using the word 'wood' on there... For fear of the pervs...
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I just said that I was looking for apple, cherry, hickory wood for burning in my bbq pit. I got a truck load of cherry for $40
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Another thought: One of my teammates works for a distributor that provides all sorts of BBQ-related products to pool and patio stores nationwide, including bagged smoke wood chunks. Could be worth checking your local yellow pages and making a couple phone calls, especially if you are looking for varieties not easily found locally like peach, sugar maple, etc.

Bagged chunks will be more expensive than finding a local wood man though. Good luck!
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Just posted an ad on Craigs... heres hoping... Thanks!
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We found that doitbest.com seems to have bags of chunks as reasonable as anyone
with no shipping costs as they "deliver" it to a local hardware store in your area...

However, I'd try the craigslist first. Also, having learned the hard way myself, make
certain that your wood identification skills are sharp. If not, you may end up burning
some strange/bizarre wood (with a very skunky flavor) being sold as Hickory or
Pecan...
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www.doitbest.com only sells chips not chunks.
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I tried craig's also without any response but the tree guy's have access to a variety of wood and they really don't care about like we do. They just chip it up. I just approached a real nice tree guy and he's given me more wood than I can burn and he turned out to be a customer in the process
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Do you have any saw mills close by lot of time they have slabs for free. Wish you close by I get all the wood I want from a hickory furniture factory, also my BLI logs. I will never by wood. lol
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Tim, find out where your buds by their firewood. They'll usually have fruitwoods also.
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Quote:
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Another thought: One of my teammates works for a distributor that provides all sorts of BBQ-related products to pool and patio stores nationwide, including bagged smoke wood chunks. Could be worth checking your local yellow pages and making a couple phone calls, especially if you are looking for varieties not easily found locally like peach, sugar maple, etc.

Bagged chunks will be more expensive than finding a local wood man though. Good luck!
Can you reveal the name of the distributer? Lots of pool and pation places here but no good sources for fruit woods since BBQ Galore left the city. I just ordered some from a place in Maine.
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Quote:
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www.doitbest.com only sells chips not chunks.
http://doitbest.com/Grill+Flavoring_...sku-804908.dib

I dont know... I purchased 10 bags of Hickory, Apple, and Cherry that
say "chunks" on the bags. The "chips" in them are about the size of
my fist+-
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I'm certain you have a lumber mill in close proximity. They will gladly get rid of all non furniture grade logs. I can get 800 lbs for around $50 here in Iowa.
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If you could find someone that cuts timbers, they would should give you all the trimming you want
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