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Maple for smoke?

Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
edited 9:05PM in EggHead Forum
I know people use Sugar Maple for smoke, How about regular maple, Norway, silver, etc?


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597

    a maple in our yard drops twigs and stuff (GASP! with bark even!) i gather it up sometimes while the egg is hitting temp. toss them in with steaks, maybe in with hickory and other stuff for longer cooks. all good.

    if you are wondering whether the smoke will smell good, toss some in and smell it.

    my rule: if it smells good, it usually tastes good too
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    cooked a pile of cow last night with generic 'maple' i liked it
  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    Okay, I had a big branch that I had to trim, I am now cutting it up into chunks. I trimmed off a good size Cherry branch also that I know is good for smoke.
  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    Thanks Stike. Bloomsday coming up Tuesday! I am going to take in a couple of readings here in Worcester, should be fun.
  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    make sure it is dry. if it was a dead branch great but if it is green let is sit till dry .
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i am WAY off my pace. this year it looked like i'd have much less work than usual and i'd be able to read it through again. i'm only in the second chapter. usually i wrap it on or about the 16th.

    you actually into it? rare thing these days.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    Only in small dodes :laugh:
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    yeah. even my will gets sapped in the middle of chapter 16. 17 is my favorite.

    have many beers, and enjoy!
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • SabbatSabbat Posts: 26
    I'm going to try Maple lump charcoal pretty soon, I'll keep you posted on how that goes.
  • SabbatSabbat Posts: 26
    I posted an update on another thread, but thought I'd update here: if you use sugar maple lump, I suggest using very light smoking chips, the lump itself will give an amazing taste.
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,529
    I have some garden variety maple drying in the backyard for fireplace use.  I started thinking about using it on the BGE and was looking for any experience people might have.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • We used to maple as our smoke flavor in our pork, decided it gave it a "hammy" type flavor that we wanted to get away from.



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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