Is that the same thing as Bois D'Arc? If so, we had one in our yard when I was a kid, but nobody ever thought of using the wood for smoking.
(Just looked it up. Hedge Apple is another name for Bois D'Arc, so it is the same thing. Bois means wood and D'Arc means bow -- bow wood. So that makes sense. The wood was highly prized by the plains indians for bows. It has the highest BTU rating of any hardwood.)
Jim - Another transplanted Texan
Former KCBS CBJ
Large and Medium Big Green Eggs , Black 18.5" WSM, Blue Weber Performer - Stainless, Green Weber OTG Kettle , Brinkmann SnP Pro, and a Stainless UDS. One retired Portable Kitchen grill.
Red Thermapen, Maverick ET-732, EdgePro Apex Sharpener.
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