Having grown up in the woods and into the logging and sawmill business, I can tell alot of woods from sight. Might not be possible to teach this learned behavior to someone else. Maybe you can use google to find some photos of chunks of wood.
Having grown up in the woods and into the logging and sawmill business, I can tell alot of woods from sight.
Me too GLH, I was shoveling sawdust at the sawmill when the scoop shovel was about bigger than I was. That was 50 some years ago.
I saw a Hackberry tree the other day that the recent ice storm took down and I thought about getting some of it to put up to dry, but I didn't. I may go back and get some though. Have you ever tried smoking with Hackberry? My brother has a farm on the river and I can get just about any kind or wood that grows in this part of the country.
I have never tried hackberry, but I did use a couple chunks of cottonwood once to smoke a Smokette full of trout. It was a very mild smoke without much flavor. Hackberry being so much more dense might be a heavier smoke. If the snow white color is any indication, might also be mild or bland smoke.
Yea, I started carrying the measure stick and gas, oil, and water jugs on it with wrenches in my pockets pulling my pants down when I was real small. Seemed like there was only 2 seasons in them woods, cold and hot. We had portable sawmills with 2 tables each for cutting various type (wetland timber) wood blocks into furniture squares, which they made different colors and grades veneer from. Yep, I soon graduated from carrying stuff through the woods to sawdust shoveler and square stacker, then to skidder driver (favorite part). We also had a huge sawmill close to home for sawing out cypress, cedar, oak, black walnut, cherry, pecan, and other specialty lumber for folks what could afford it. I got smart and joined the USAF soon after high school to get away from all that slaving. Funny how I have fond and humorous memories of it now!
Ah what the heck? They sell CS smokers and the price is right on the wood, so I will go out on a limb and say they are a GROOVY company. Shipping might not be so good depending on where you are. They are in Minnesota looks like. Maybe they have other stores to ship out of here and there.
Dave at the Charcoal Store is a total standup kind of guy, Cookshack enthusiast, supporter, user, winner, and sells a TON of CS units. Check his website for some CS pix and stories, AND he's available via telephone anytime you might want to talk Q.
He ships his CS units via Central Transport and they do a better than average job, too. And, nope, he's not a relative either!
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