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Apple Wood for Rib Roast?

Smoking ColesSmoking Coles Posts: 230
edited 6:06AM in EggHead Forum
Hi all. Last year I aquired some very nice apple wood after a bad storm at my mothers house. :pinch: :whistle: It has been seasoning in my garage for about a year, and I just cut it up and chunked it out last weekend. I'm doing a Rib Roast for Christmas Eve dinner tonight and my extended family doesn't really care for heavily smoked food. I thought I'd use some of my apple for this, but was curious on others thoughts for that choice of wood for Rib Roast. Thanks, and Merry Christmas to all.


  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Here is a handy chart I go by. According to it the answer is yes.

    Merry Christmas....
  • Thanks Kim. Great chart, I'll print and keep handy. Maybe we'll run into each other at the Mothership, as I'm really interested in some of the cooking classes I've seen you post about. With two little ones at home, it's kinda hard to find the time to even light the eggs, much less attend a class though :S
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Sounds good...the classes are great with lots of good recipes...also you have email...
  • You will like the apple, just don't overdo it. One small chunk is enough. Most of the smoke will be on the surface of the meat.
  • Great chart. I made a copy immediately. Thanks!!!
  • Apple worked well for me. I can also recommend a bit of pecan for a rib roast. It gives a slight nutty flavor and is not too smokey.
  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    Great chart!
    This is a keeper... thanks for sharing
    Kent Madison MS
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