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Maple Wood for Smoke?

bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 951
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
I haven't heard much about using maple wood for smoke. I think it would be sweet like apple. Anyone tried it?

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,705
    There is maple and there is maple. If you can get hard maple sometimes called sugar maple from where I come from, it is great. Maple or alder smoked bacon is very similar so I like it with pork. The trouble is there are other maples, silver or swamp maple, that is very soft, more like poplar or aspen. Not so good at all. 
    Seldom see it packaged as a smoke wood, probably because most of the commercially harvested stuff ends up in our lump bags. IMHO.  
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,380
    i have a bag of maple sugar family really likes it 
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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Lots of sugar maples up here in New England....makes for very nice smoking as mentioned above.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    bacon is often maple smoked
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • BayaradBayarad Posts: 282
    I love smoking fish on maple planks a nice salmon fillet on a maple plank makes my deck smell like breakfast!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    I wish my deck smelled like breakfast.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,379
    You ca get Sugar Maple from I use it & its great.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

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