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Smoking wood?

Fossil FrankFossil Frank Posts: 285
edited 8:06AM in EggHead Forum
I had a small purple leafed plum (an ornamental) that died so I cut it up for smoking wood, but I am unsure about using it. Has anyone ever used wood from an ornamental before and if so, was it okay?


  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    I've used "plum"; no idea which of the several dozen it might have been. Preliminary google search says purple leaf plum is in the genus Prunus, along with the other plums and assorted stone fruit trees. I'd say go ahead.

    Sorry I can't be more help.

  • I'll try it on a small cook and see how it does. Thanks
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    I would like to hear the results, sounds like it might be interesitng.

    I have the same question about peach, someone jumped in and said that is a great flavor for cooking. I am excited to try it out.

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