Passed a crab apple tree in the woods and wondered if the wood would be good for smoking. I know that fruit woods are supposed to be good. Any one try this?
says that crabapple is similar to apple
I have a friend in Biloxi who is saving me kumquat trimmings off her tree? Any idea if you can use it for smoking? The only time I ate kumquats they were in a can and as I recall they tasted like pine trees
I use crabapple wood all the time in the smoker, and it works great. Just like apple wood.
Are you sure that friend still has that tree?? We got a little wind down here a few months back.
Yes, she was telling me on Instant Messaging 3 dys ago about trimming her kumquats. So do you think the wood can be used?
we use the trimming from both our sour orange tree and lime trees for smoking (the lime leaves i use when thai cooking) just be sure they are dry before you put them in a cs. kumquat would be neat to try!!!! i find the citrus wood works best on chickens or ribs. leaves a nice color a little lighter than the mahogany that pecan gives me but pretty close and the flavor is good.
someone once gave me advice that if the tree bears nuts or fruit that you would eat it was ok to try and so far that advice has been good. just be careful with black walnut though it can bitter up real fast like miskeet
ps. and with that i am off to watch the bbq comp on food network from mandaly bay.
I would think so. Most fruit and citris wood are okay. Besides, you never know until you try it. I like oak, apple, cherry and/or plum because it's not so strong as hickory.......and I have a endless supply of oak.
Is live oak the same for smoking as regular red or white oak? I like white oak without bark the best for mild smoke.
Both apple and crabapple trees are of the genus Malus. To be considered an apple the fruit has to be greater than 2" in diameter. To be considered a crabapple the fruit has to be 2" or less in diameter. That is the only difference between them. Go for it.
where i work part time all they use is live oak bark on. taste is to me a little more harsh than white oak but what the heck the guy owns four joints and the customers keep coming
I am going to ask my friend is she saved any wood from her live oak that came down in the hurricane. I never thought of that.By the time I get to Biloxi, the trimmings will probably be dry.
by the way I have a couple pictures of you and Peggy I took in Mineola when we were ther with cadillac. want the negative? I didnt get any CD of it.
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