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Crape myrtle for smoke?

HaggisHaggis Posts: 998
edited 7:02PM in EggHead Forum
Cut down a couple very large crape myrtles for a friend yesterday. Is there any reason to try this stuff for smoking?


  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,864
    greasy fish like mullet, maybe blue fish or mackeral? this is what i found looking
  • HaggisHaggis Posts: 998
    Thanks - guess I'll pass on the using the wood this way. But curiously, there is a following for using crape myrtle for making longbows . . . anyone for Robin Hood?
  • EmandM'sDadEmandM'sDad Posts: 648
    Not surprised. Te ones in our yard have been bent flat to the ground at times by the wind. But never lost a branch... strong stuff!
  • Actually have a friend that makes long bows. I have used one of his at a rendezvous competition a year or two ago now. Was a really NICE bow with about a 50 lb. pull. If memory serves, I took about 27th place out of about 27 :whistle: !
    OTOH, I took third in the tomahawk and second in a black powder rifle shoot off ;) !
    Anyway…I wouldn’t doubt that Jake would love to try making a bow of your wood…But we’re up here in Northern MN (about 1/4“ away from Canada on the map) and you’re where?
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