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Grizzly6 10-03-2012 11:58 AM

Green wood for smoking
 
I posted a thread awhile back where we cut down three apple trees. I was planning on letting it sit over the winter and then using it next summer. However I have seen, heard or read about people using freshly cut wood in there smokers. Has anyone done this and what are the results? Thanks in advance...


BACON!!

chad 10-03-2012 12:00 PM

Fruit wood like apple and peach can be used when pretty green. Cherry acts more like a hardwood and so really benefits from seasoning. Some small chunks in a charcoal basket would work great.

Yendor 10-03-2012 12:06 PM

I prefer green apple wood when smoking, go for it.

landarc 10-03-2012 12:27 PM

There are folks that use green hickory, pecan and even mesquite, you have to have a very hot fire, and a large cooker helps. The trick is to build a clean hot fire with seasoned wood or charcoal, them add just enough green wood to ignite and burn.

HickoryJ 10-03-2012 12:33 PM

Lady close to me likes to use cherry green.

NCGuy68 10-03-2012 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by landarc (Post 2233450)
There are folks that use green hickory, pecan and even mesquite, you have to have a very hot fire, and a large cooker helps. The trick is to build a clean hot fire with seasoned wood or charcoal, them add just enough green wood to ignite and burn.

^^ This. BUT, go easy on the green stuff. Can you say "Creosote?

Panthers65 10-03-2012 12:39 PM

Will this work on Fig too? I've got a fig tree I cut down about a month ago, dying to use it...

nucornhusker 10-03-2012 07:01 PM

I've used green pecan before and the flavor is great. But I use it mixed in with seasoned wood to keep a good bed of coals in my stickburner and not to overpower the food with smoke.


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