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Is this black locust?

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by motolife313, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. grizz55chev

    grizz55chev Tree Freak

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    Without actually knowing The species, I wouldn’t put any high dollar cuts of meat in the smoker. Some woods can be very toxic.
     
  2. motolife313

    motolife313 ArboristSite Guru

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    Ya I’ll just do a steak. Or fish. Maybe bacon you can really taste the smoke on bacon.im taking the so called oak from yesterday to the wood specialist and I’ll take this stuff with me
     
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    motolife313 ArboristSite Guru

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    Definitely not a piece of meat like this. Cost me about 45 bones. Taste like pot roast on steroids, super rich. Did it Friday 033A0ADF-B563-4B8F-B23D-0A74B967F208.jpeg 739C124C-6AC6-4BDA-8700-8FDCA9BE4AC7.jpeg usually I start it with propane. And I put the meat on the grates first so no wasted time 17285854-6CA1-4BD3-A651-C9EFE657922E.jpeg this is a piece of plum in here and I used white oak 5C3AC4EA-9945-4332-963E-F7514EF8FA91.jpeg
     
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    Only 1 dog minds 3495DF7D-2852-4678-9BD4-BF4E222692D1.jpeg 23E4A500-274F-46D9-A5DC-B9A82414A0BD.jpeg C62E72E7-77B1-4994-8115-0AEC61CFDCB7.jpeg 5DB6A560-E1B7-450F-AB87-0C047CC9D268.jpeg
     
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    Looks like Apple to me......give it a good sniff. Most fruit woods have a nice light easy odor.
     
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    Black locust does have thorns but only on young wood - usually gone on wood over 3 years old. They sting like the devil when you get punctured. Great wood once you get all the thorny branches off them
     
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    Yep, and I have the scars to prove it :surprised3:
     
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    If you cut a black locust the resprout will be very thorny, they seems to react to the stimuli such as grazing in the environment they grow in. Forest grown is usually not thorny
     
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    That would explain it. I only cut in woods with mature trees. Most the locusts I have cut are at least 40 ft tall and somewhere around a foot diameter at the stump.
     
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    The thorns on the black locust around me are only on the newish growth and they are fairly small, kind of like rose thorns but they are sharp as a needle and just about as hard.
     
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    The color and grain of OP's wood reminds me of a Bradford Pear I took out. Almost had a peach color to it. It didn't splinter at all, it kind of flaked.
     
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    Not Locust, my first thought is, bark and wood looks like Willow.
     

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