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Maple OK?

QDudeQDude Posts: 663
I have quite a bit of leftover 3/4" thick maple planks from a kitchen cabinet project.  I am thinking about cutting these pieces up into small 6" long pieces by 2" wide.  Do you think this smoke would be OK for smoking pork and chicken?  Thanks for any advice you can offer.

A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

XL and a Small BGE.

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  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 1,182
    Was the wood treated in any way? Vanished? Strained? Etc? If not, if it's just raw wood I'd think it should be fine...

    B_B
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,229
    Maple has an extremely strong flavor. Use it sparingly. IMHO if you were to cook only with maple the food may be inedible.
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, SMALL, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
  • QDudeQDude Posts: 663
    Was the wood treated in any way? Vanished? Strained? Etc? If not, if it's just raw wood I'd think it should be fine...

    B_B
    No, it is plain maple boards.

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,097
    My yard is full of maples. Use it all the time. I don't find it strong at all.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,841
    I have used maple on cheese and bacon and didnt find it strong.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 2,507

    Maple is AWESOME.......I use it all the time on pork butts, sometimes on Salmon.

    As long as those boards haven't been treated with anything, cut them up and enjoy!

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