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Unread 09-11-2008, 07:04 PM   #1
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Default sweet gum wood for smoking??

i got a friend that has a whole tree cut down and cut into 4 ft lengths. just wondering what kind of wood it is?? the best part is that it is free.
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I think I'd pass on it. We have a ton of them around here and don't even use them for firewood because of the amount of sap in them.

I don't know if it would be that good for smoking but then again, I've never tried it. Maybe another brother can offer some other words of wisdom. If I did use it for smoking though, I'd make sure it had completely dried up first.
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Nope. Stay away
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Stay away. I cut down 15 sweet-gums in my yard and after 5 gallons of diesel could not get them to properly burn. Had to haul them off.
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They're great to grow Shiitake mushrooms on, but they suck as a smoking wood.
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^^^ I love Shiitake mushrooms. Even the dried version.
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thanks guys, that is kinda what i thought!!
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