- - Maple wood
07-24-2013 07:51 PM
Is all Maple wood suitable for BBQ ? I came across some free Maple.
07-24-2013 08:00 PM
It will make your meat taste like pancakes.
Well, not really, but yes it is suitable. Treat it like you would a fruit wood as it's fairly sweet and mild.
Terry The Toad
07-24-2013 09:00 PM
I have a bunch of Florida maple and smoked with it exclusively a couple of times... it is a little TOO mild for me. But, since I have so much of it I still throw a split in now and then. It does smell good, but doesn't seem to impart much smoke flavor to the meat. (In my experience.)
Go ahead and give it a shot. :-D
07-24-2013 09:38 PM
I have tons of maple on my property, so I use it. I actually mix it with apple sometimes.
07-25-2013 08:56 AM
07-25-2013 11:53 AM
LOVE sugar maple and poultry. Most of what I can get around here is silver or rock maple. Had to cut down the maple in my front yard last year so sitting on a fair amount right now. The bullets don't eat much!
07-25-2013 12:13 PM
ive cooked with silver maple quite a few times. Very light smoke flavor but it was good
07-25-2013 12:21 PM
Well if you don't like the taste of it, you could always turn it into flooring...
07-25-2013 12:59 PM
If you can get Sugar Maple, I like it a lot. Nice sweet mild flavor. Around my part of the country, it's mostly Silver Maple, which is also light, but not as sweet. Also, if you're using a stick burner, maple doesn't burn very hot or very long.
07-25-2013 01:05 PM
It is very available in our area. It has a nice mild flavor and I use it with pork, chicken, and fish. If you are stick burning, it will not make a coal bed like oak and will take more wood. On my kettle, I just cut into about 2x2 chunks.