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>15% moisture wood - Need Advice

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  • Huskee
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    I agree they're a handy little tool. Like a thermometer for wood moisture, can't believe they're that affordable.

  • Huskee
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    Potkettleblack I've always heard 20-25% is good. That's been my line in the sand. But again, not familiar with guava if it's different in some way w/ its moisture.

  • Potkettleblack
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    I feel like someday I might have a battle worth fighting.

    Funny story, the problem lady at the Condo... her unit was recently listed for sale. I had a long laugh about that.

  • Potkettleblack
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    He didn't say. I'm not sure he knows how much more than 15% (and is 15% some tipping point number... I dunno, I'm asking).

  • Loren
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    Haha I did the same thing once with a Traeger - I was very amused by the fact I was smoking my smoking wood until it caught fire 😕🤣

  • mrteddyprincess
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    Yes, agreed, but, uh, I had a friend, yeah, a friend who used his electric smoker to dry out wood splits for his offset and he found that magical temp at which wood ignites. Caught his electric smoker on fire. Ironically it was the one time that there was actually enough smoke in the electric smoker...

  • Steve R.
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    Your plan will work just fine. The main thing is you don't want them to sit around in the box or a plastic bag for awhile. Any place out of the elements and with air flow will be fine.

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  • Loren
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    This. Done it a few times with oak that wasn't quite seasoned. A few long sessions at 170 degrees helps significantly with seasoning and makes your house smell like a lumber yard.

  • FireMan
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    I remember the time when you were battling condo association. New world, big ‘Ol lot & battling wood chunks. Nice!
    Last edited by FireMan; August 2, 2021, 07:06 PM.

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  • Potkettleblack
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    Recommended on the free side:
    https://www.hawaiiguava.com/
    Recommended on their site by Greg Rempe of the Pitcast...
    According to the Horticulture department at Perdue:
    Wood: The wood is yellow to reddish, fine-grained, compact, moderately strong, weighs 650-750 kg per cubic meter; is durable indoors; used in carpentry and turnery. Though it may warp on seasoning ... It is good fuelwood. and also a source of charcoal.

  • Potkettleblack
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    We don't really use our garage (reasons... sigh). So it's hot and stuffy in there. Not a ton of airflow unless I crack a window...

  • Potkettleblack
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    Good idea.

    It's on it's way.

  • Potkettleblack
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    Box or so... nothing like a pallet. One order of chunks...

  • Greygoose
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    It must be a hard wood if ur going to smoke with it,,,,
    don’t know how big the chunks are but they should dry out pretty quickly by keeping them undercover and air flowing thru the box
    there is a vid out there somewhere stating that naturally season wood gives you a better end product than kiln dried for the fact that the moisture content is a tad higher,,,in the 20% range

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  • rickgregory
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    I think we need to know if this is a bag or a pallet of wood. For smallish quantities, I'd try what Spinaker suggests, even if you had to do that a few times because of volume.

    The other thing is what Huskee brings up, whether it's 20% or 50%.

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