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  • frigate
    Club Member
    • Aug 2019
    • 94
    • East Quogue, NY

    #16
    Yes, to hand splitting. To me splitting wood is a release of tension. Whatever is causing you stress, put a picture of it on top of the wood. One hit you have pieces, tension released.

    My wife started Bonsai ten years ago. When she started she had zero patience. It has been good for her.

    In the picture below the rack to the right was all hand split by me. To the left is what little I cut yesterday before the rain and what I cut today. That is Marlin our latest rescue dog inspecting the wood. We look at the back yard as belonging to our three large dogs. Grass grows there at it's own risk.

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    • Huskee
      Pit Boss
      • May 2014
      • 15031
      • central MI, USA
      • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

        Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

        Smokers / Grills
        • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
        • PBC
        • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
        • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
        • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
        • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
        • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
        • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
        • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
        • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

        Thermometers
        • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
        • (7) Maverick ET-732s
        • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
        • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
        • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
        • Thermapen MkII, orange
        • ThermoPop, yellow
        • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
        • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
        • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
        • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

        Accessories
        • Instant Pot 6qt
        • Anova Bluetooth SV
        • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
        • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
        • BBQ Dragon
        • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
        • Weber grill topper
        • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
        • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
        • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

        Beverages
        • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
        • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
        • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
        • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
        • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
        • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
        • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

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        Real name: Aaron
        Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

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      #17
      Fantastic! I am jealous. I have quite the pile of oak and ash (2 of my all time universal favorites) but a pile of cherry like that would complete my personal trifecta. I forget, what cooker will you use this on?

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      • frigate
        frigate commented
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        A KBQ.

      • Huskee
        Huskee commented
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        Excellent score, that will last you a good long time! frigate
    • Andrrr
      Club Member
      • May 2019
      • 334
      • Wisconsin
      • WSM 22”
        WSCG
        Weber Kettle 22”
        Weber Smokey Joe

      #18
      Awesome! Nice negotiating there

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      • Sam6687
        Club Member
        • Mar 2019
        • 113
        • West Virginia
        • From the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia
          i have done brisket, ribs, pulled pork, cheese, pastrami, turkey and chicken. my goal this spring and summer is trout (if i can catch a few) and salmon.

        #19
        as a bit of an amateur woodworker, I would be a bit torn between using that for cooking or milling some of that down and building something.

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        • smokin fool
          Club Member
          • Apr 2019
          • 1774
          • Mississauga, Ont

          #20
          My brother cut down a cherry tree in his back yard, good thing too it was absolutely crammed with black ants.
          He thought he had fire wood for years but got it outta there that day.
          He did save me a coupla limbs cut into hock puck sized rounds for my smoker.
          Going to let them season for a year, be ready for next summer.

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          • Huskee
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            Oh man, puck-sized chunks will be ready in a month if they aren't right away, no need to wait a year! You can also speed up the seasoning by smokign them low & slow in your smoker as if they are food. 225 for 4 or 5 hrs.
        • frigate
          Club Member
          • Aug 2019
          • 94
          • East Quogue, NY

          #21
          Making progress. I have an electric chain saw. My battery and the battery in the chain saw both crap out about the same time. Then it is wait a few hours and wheel barrel the cut logs to the rear yard.

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          • frigate
            Club Member
            • Aug 2019
            • 94
            • East Quogue, NY

            #22
            I am continuing to work on the big pile. There is a large amount of chain saw dust and some bark. I would like to use it for fire starter in my charcoal chimney. There are a lot of people on this site that know more about this than I do. Will putting the chain dust in a metal bowl under the charcoal chimney work? Or do you need a mild excellent mixed with the chain saw dust? Or is there a better way?

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            • frigate
              Club Member
              • Aug 2019
              • 94
              • East Quogue, NY

              #23
              Being 5'-8" 150 lbs. I do not feel my age. I am physically active with a wife 20 years younger than I am. The calendar says I am 71 years old. Also this is physical therapy as I have two compressed disks in my neck (pain in arms and balance) do things slowly for the balance and three compressed disks in my lower back (you need to lift with your legs not your back).

              I finally got everything cut and stacked by all myself. Ran out of room in the back yard and had to stack some by the small pile. The two fish totes of saw dust are in my shed to totally dry out. I will be monitoring them to make sure they are not getting warm. The two fish totes in the picture don't look it but are the same size.

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              • fzxdoc
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 5085
                • My toys:
                  Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
                  Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
                  Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
                  Weber Kettle Premium 22"
                  Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
                  Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


                  Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
                  Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
                  Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
                  Grill Grate for SnS
                  Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
                  Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
                  2 Grill Grate Griddles
                  Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

                  Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
                  Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
                  Additional Fireboard probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
                  2 Fireboard Driver Cables
                  Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
                  Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
                  Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
                  Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
                  Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
                  Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
                  Thermoworks Timestick Trio
                  Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
                  Maverick ET 733
                  Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

                  Grill Pinz
                  Vortex (two of them)

                  Two Joule Sous Vide devices
                  VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
                  Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
                  Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
                  Charcoal Companion TurboQue
                  A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

                  BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

                  Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
                  Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
                  Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
                  Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

                #24
                A job well done!

                Kathryn

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