arizona ash?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by chris_harper, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    is arizona ash the same as ash? can it be used for smoking some meat? a guy at work has alot of it at home (he has an arizona ash tree). tia.
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    All the info I could find on it points to no good. It's said to be extremely susceptable to insects and worms, and is a fast growing tree, with a short lifetime- typically meaning a sappy type softer wood. But that's just what I would think.
  3. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Do not use it for cooking.
  4. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ahhh, ok. thanks guys. i will tell him not to use it. i will give him some pecan. i just scored a truck load of it free. in fact, i will pick it up on the way to work, and give him some.
  5. twomill

    twomill Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Arizona ash is not a soft wood and it is not sappy. BUT it is still no good for smoking or cooking but it does well in a fireplace.
  6. dacdots

    dacdots Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    How about regular Ash wood?Its everywhere on my property.Ive heard its a really good wood for the wood burner,I just wonder about smoking with it.I dont know what variety it is here,Ill do some research on that.
  7. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

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