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  • Ernest
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    ComfortablyNumb hahahahahahaha

  • ComfortablyNumb
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    No wood? I had no idea you were that old....

  • Ernest
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    This reminds of when the day I picked up my KBQ. Got home and realized that I did not have any wood

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  • Ernest
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    Google some kind of a forestry service in your area or check craigslist

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  • jumbo7676
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    It might be worth checking some local tree service providers. I am looking to possibly have a tree removed and one of the local companies I found actually sells a variety of wood for smoking. They even make their own lump charcoal to sell.

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  • Steve B
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    First off. Congrats on your soon to be new pit.
    LSG’s are amazing pits.
    Secondly. Welcome aboard. You’re gonna love this place.

    Were in the northeast are you?

    As everyone else has mentioned. Your local tree service people.

    I try to run cherry and oak. Red oak being my preferred choice of the oak family. Very available here in the NE.

    Once you get your beast of a pit post pics. We love pics. And ask away with any and all questions. We’re here to help. 👍


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  • Redwng
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    Welcome from St. Cloud, FL.

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  • jfmorris
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    I've had good luck with oak and hickory sourced from a local tree service that doubles as a firewood supplier - they have to haul off the trees they cut down, so end up splitting it and sorting by variety and seasoning on a couple of acre lot. I bought a half cord of oak and hickory for about $120 delivered a year or two back. I am sure there is something similar in your area of the country - you just gotta "let your fingers do the walking". Or, since there is no yellow pages any more, google it...

    Depending on the size of the firebox, you will likely need to cut things down shorter or split them a little further for effective use in cooking. A lot of folks on here use something called the "Kindling Cracker", available from Northern Tools if you have one nearby. That's good to make the splits smaller, then a chop saw of some sort to cut them in half from the 16 to 20 inch firewood size, and you should be good.

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  • TripleB
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    I have a stick burner and you want kiln dried wood. Ive purchased wood through Fruita Woods and Vaughn Woods with good success.

    You can read up on smokers, techniques, profiles, etc till you’re blue in the face. Only getting your hands dirty and running your smoker will you learn how to run it. Really no short cuts.

    My one bit of advice: heat your splits while you’re cooking. Hot wood catches must faster than cold wood. You want burning wood, not smoldering wood when you’re smoking meat.

    You’ll love your Lone Star smoker. Good luck and have fun.

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  • Loren
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    Big +1 for this!

    And now (spring) is a great time to score free wood

  • Skip
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    Welcome from Minnesota. As already mentioned this is a perfect time to Buy Local.

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  • HawkerXP
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    Welcome to the Pit!

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  • Dadof3Illinois
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    Any of the Nut or Fruit woods would work great. I just picked up a bunch of grape vines from a local winery from when they did their pruning last fall. Or just take a drive out into the country side and see what's around your area.

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  • Steve R.
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    As others have said, don't get too hung up on the species of hardwood. Whatever you have access to in your area should work.

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  • ComfortablyNumb
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    Check this out: https://kbq.us/bbq-edu-blog/wood-selection/

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