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Lost an Apple Tree in Recent Storms

Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum

I had about half of a dwarf apple tree blown over in recent storms.     I am thinking I can chunk it up for smoking.     Do I not use it for some reason?   Do I use it green?   Do I let it sit for a while before I use it?

Anyone have any experience?

Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE


  • yellowdogbbqyellowdogbbq Posts: 384
    I use apple for most of my cooks and harvest it from broken branches mostly.  You can use it dry or green, green will smoke more. 
  • I had one blow down as well and I cut it up and let it sit for about a month.  I have smoked two Boston Butts and pork ribs with it and it was great. I dont know if it matters if it sits or not?
  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,346
    You can use it either way, green will smoke more for obvious reasons. Some prefer green over seasoned.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,382
    Try it green.  If the food tastes bad, let it dry out for a while.  I heard green wood works fine, but I've only tried it with live oak (and it was fine).
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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    edited July 2012
    You can use it either way, green will smoke more for obvious reasons. Some prefer green over seasoned.
    I believe that some of reason folks like to use it while it's still green is because it has a higher sugar content over seasoned or dried limbs.
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