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davefan360
04-01-2013, 08:02 PM
this is a nice load of Free hickory I picked up today. I also picked up a nice load of Free apple wood yesterday. ANd the guy where I got the apple wood from has 2 more apple trees that I can have if I ever want. that trailer is a 6x10 with 2ft sides

garzanium
04-01-2013, 08:07 PM
Niiice. A log splitting would help a little haha, but those are massive.

Hoss
04-01-2013, 08:08 PM
Good luck!

davefan360
04-01-2013, 08:17 PM
they are heavy, and the smallest log is 22in across and about 24in tall.

Johnny_Crunch
04-01-2013, 08:17 PM
Nice score!

martyleach
04-01-2013, 08:19 PM
Great score but my back hurts already.....

Mo-Dave
04-01-2013, 08:22 PM
That looks like shagbark hickory, and you will need a splitter, that is some hard splitting wood and I am talking much smaller rounds then you have there. I don't know the process, but you can make a sweet shagbark syrup from the bark.
Dave

Daggs
04-01-2013, 09:05 PM
Chain saw will do wonders! At least it will get them into manageable sizes.

smokeinthenoke
04-01-2013, 09:09 PM
That looks like shagbark hickory, and you will need a splitter, that is some hard splitting wood and I am talking much smaller rounds then you have there. I don't know the process, but you can make a sweet shagbark syrup from the bark.
Dave

Yeah, I got some real hickory syrup at a festival last year. That stuff was awesome.

davefan360
04-01-2013, 09:10 PM
yes I think I am going to cut them in half then split them. and my buddy's dad just told me that I can use his B.A.L.S. ( big A** LOG SLPITER) if I make him some ribs. I am going to get the other load of apple tomorrow or the next day then maybe this weekend split all the wood I need split.

davefan360
04-01-2013, 09:14 PM
I will have to look into that syrup.

deerslayer8153
04-01-2013, 09:48 PM
For the amount you have, a couple of steel wedges and a 6 or 8 lb sledge hammer will do just fine. Really it won't take as long as you think.

Mo-Dave
04-01-2013, 10:10 PM
here you go.
Dave
http://davescupboard.blogspot.com/2011/01/making-shagbark-hickory-syrup.html

DownHomeQue
04-01-2013, 11:07 PM
Splitter we don't need no freakin splitter!! Bust out that axe!! Caveman style!!

jonboy
04-02-2013, 05:46 AM
You can rent one at Home Depot for a few dollars.
Go ahead and get another load of wood, rent the spliter and sell a load.
Nice score.
jon

dwfisk
04-02-2013, 06:34 AM
Careful, what's the old saying about "eyes bigger that your stomach"? I cook w/ hickory splits in my +/-120g reverse flow. My splits are typically a 1/4 of a 8"-10" log and I'll maybe use 12-15 splits for an 6-8 hour cook. Looks to me like you are getting at least a couple years worth of wood stockpiled if you get the extra apple. That aint a bad thing if you have room to store it.

PS: can we see a shot of the "moron kettle", I'd like to see what color it is.

TuscaloosaQ
04-02-2013, 07:39 AM
Nice score I am going to the family farm this week to get wood hickory is me choice and pecan

davefan360
04-02-2013, 10:11 PM
Careful, what's the old saying about "eyes bigger that your stomach"? I cook w/ hickory splits in my +/-120g reverse flow. My splits are typically a 1/4 of a 8"-10" log and I'll maybe use 12-15 splits for an 6-8 hour cook. Looks to me like you are getting at least a couple years worth of wood stockpiled if you get the extra apple. That aint a bad thing if you have room to store it.

PS: can we see a shot of the "moron kettle", I'd like to see what color it is.

thanks for the info. Can I see a photo of your RF? here is my moron kettle

davefan360
04-02-2013, 10:16 PM
Looks like I need help with spelling. my bad.