View Full Version : Pontential big wood!!

11-02-2007, 09:09 PM
1 is for sure the other, not sure yet.....

Neighbor has a dead (standing) apple tree that is going to come down this weekend.

The in-laws had a large tree go over last night that has to be cut up. Not sure yet what kind it is, potentially Maple :biggrin: or might be Elm :sad:

As long as it isnt a silver Maple it should be a candidate for the smoker, right?

11-03-2007, 06:33 AM
I use silver maple and have not had any problems with it.

11-03-2007, 06:44 AM
jump all over it- free wood in good- makes the meat taste just a little bit better :icon_bigsmil

Bbq Bubba
11-03-2007, 10:47 AM
Congrat's on the free wood!! Silver maple is fine for smokin...:mrgreen:

11-03-2007, 11:08 AM
I was afraid Silver Maple would be to soft and burn pretty fast. Now lets just hope it isnt an Elm.

11-03-2007, 01:55 PM
Just be sure to let it age this winter. If you're cutting this weekend, cover with a tarp and it'll be ready for smoking around March or April...

11-03-2007, 06:25 PM
A lot of the Apple was standing dead and some of it had been trimmed. I have some that I can use now and some for later, either way, I have a pretty good stack!

The Maple is going to have to wait until next weekend. My FIL doesnt use it much so I am probably going to have a couple of truck loads!! :D

11-03-2007, 08:13 PM
Wood of the best kind FREE