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wood for crad

what would you folks suggest, for a good wood when I grill soft shell crabs?  


  • I feel like something not too pungent might be best.... applewood?
  • AcnAcn Posts: 2,542
    I’ll be honest, I probably wouldn’t bother.  They’re going to be on the grill what, like 8 minutes?


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  • WoodchunkWoodchunk Posts: 638
    edited November 2017
    Chips, Apple or cherry. Sprinkle with old bay
  • Thanks to everyone who responded. I'll use apple or cherry. 
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,244
    I really like sugar maple for fish and seafood.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,673
    I like to enjoy the unadulterated flavor of most of my crad and fish.  So I don't use smoke wood in most cases.  An exception is smoking fish for dips and salmon.  In the latter cases, I prefer a fruit wood, will even go with cedar or alder for salmon. 
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,904
    Thank you,

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