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03-06-2018, 01:59 PM
So I got this wonderful load of hickory today:


Trouble is, it got rained on all day yesterday so it's a little wet. I've got 12 pieces of it in the Alto-Shaam set at 180 to dry it out so I can use it this week. The wood was already seasoned, it just got wet when the guy set it out for me. Is there any good reason that won't work?

Smoke on Badger Mountain
03-06-2018, 02:02 PM
Nope, you should be good

Big George's BBQ
03-06-2018, 02:03 PM
I would think it should dry and be fine When you stack it put a cover over it

03-06-2018, 02:04 PM
I would think it should dry and be fine When you stack it put a cover over it

It's all stacked in the garage with a fan on each end to dry the rest of it out, I just need a few splits for the cooking this week.

03-06-2018, 02:08 PM
It would take a really long time and a continuous pouring of rain to do any damage. Amazing ribs has a graph that shows how much water permeated a wood chunk that was underwater for 24 hours. Not much. You should be fine. Pre-warm the splits, expect them to take a little longer to light, maybe a little extra steam in your smoker, but should be no harm.


03-06-2018, 03:23 PM
I was using logs that I further split a few hours after it rained and it was fine. It may sizzle for a few seconds but that's all.

03-06-2018, 03:47 PM
Burn it. It's GTG.

03-06-2018, 04:05 PM
Wood just doesn't absorb much water if it did columbo would of never made it here with maria in the pinto with a santa maria grill :)


03-06-2018, 06:54 PM
I forgot all about the nina weather system that was going on, it blew all the cookers away and the people were forced to cook in old trash barrels, and that's how the UDS was born :)
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