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Old 05-23-2010, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default "Red Splendor" flowering crab for smoking wood

Does anyone if a "Red Splendor" flowering crab would be a good tree for smoking. It is best known for its spring blossoming and then has tiny apples which the birds love come spring time. Any help would be great.

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Old 05-24-2010, 09:32 AM   #2
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Yes it is good for smoking
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:36 PM   #3
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Turns your meat more red than cherry. crabapple has a flavor profile like apple... just a little more tanins or color in it. smoke smells very sweet, unmistakable fruit wood flavor
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I use crabapple all of the time, it's about the only fruit tree that grows here. It's a good smoke, make sure it's well seasoned. I'm now using some that was cut 2 yrs. ago.
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