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Sugar maple for smoking

uncbbquncbbq Posts: 165
edited 5:38AM in EggHead Forum
Baby backs for OOT family company tonight. I have recently acquired some sugar maple pieces. Anyone with experience out there with this wood? I have some hickory, but I thought it might be interesting to try the maple. Or would I be better served to try it on myself first?


  • uncbbq,[p]I use sugar maple chips often. It give's a nice sweet smoky flavor and a nice color. I have used it on ribs, chiken, salmon and burgers. When I use chips I only use a large handfull. Good luck and keep smokin, Dana
  • uncbbq,
    Sugar Maple is my favorite wood for chicken and pork. We like the subtle flavor it imparts. Just go easy with it.

  • EdFEdF Posts: 121
    I've got an old silver maple out back that's needed some trimming attention the last year or so. Chunks work very well for smoking. Nice, subtle flavor.
  • uncbbq,
    As the other two have said, good flavor but go easy with it. It can be overpowering.[p]Mike

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