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Old 07-24-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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Arrow Maple wood

Is all Maple wood suitable for BBQ ? I came across some free Maple.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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It will make your meat taste like pancakes.

Well, not really, but yes it is suitable. Treat it like you would a fruit wood as it's fairly sweet and mild.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:00 PM   #3
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I have a bunch of Florida maple and smoked with it exclusively a couple of times... it is a little TOO mild for me. But, since I have so much of it I still throw a split in now and then. It does smell good, but doesn't seem to impart much smoke flavor to the meat. (In my experience.)

Go ahead and give it a shot.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:38 PM   #4
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I have tons of maple on my property, so I use it. I actually mix it with apple sometimes.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:56 AM   #5
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Maple good.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:53 AM   #6
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LOVE sugar maple and poultry. Most of what I can get around here is silver or rock maple. Had to cut down the maple in my front yard last year so sitting on a fair amount right now. The bullets don't eat much!
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:13 PM   #7
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ive cooked with silver maple quite a few times. Very light smoke flavor but it was good
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:21 PM   #8
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Well if you don't like the taste of it, you could always turn it into flooring...
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:59 PM   #9
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If you can get Sugar Maple, I like it a lot. Nice sweet mild flavor. Around my part of the country, it's mostly Silver Maple, which is also light, but not as sweet. Also, if you're using a stick burner, maple doesn't burn very hot or very long.
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:05 PM   #10
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It is very available in our area. It has a nice mild flavor and I use it with pork, chicken, and fish. If you are stick burning, it will not make a coal bed like oak and will take more wood. On my kettle, I just cut into about 2x2 chunks.
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