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Old 09-06-2014, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default Pruning the maple for smoke wood

Did some pruning of my maple tree today. Cut several small logs about 1.5-2 inches in diameter. Have them in the garage to dry. Just wondering, once they're dry, would I need to strip the bark? Or can I just cut them down into smaller pieces to use in place of bagged chunks?



Most of the chunks I buy have some bark on them, but there would be a lot more bark per wood with these small logs, so not sure if that would be a bad thing.

Also, I've never smoked with sugar maple, but I seem to recall hearing it's a decent smoke wood - any suggestions on using (or not using) maple?
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Old 09-07-2014, 12:27 AM   #2
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Maple's is a nice mild smoke wood. Goes well with anything. I tend to use it with poultry.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:39 AM   #3
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I Love Maple smoke on chicken!
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:14 AM   #4
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Maple is good smoking wood, no need to strip the bark.

Just cut them into chunks and dry them.
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