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Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by countrykat, Apr 8, 2013.
Anyone use Ash wood for smoking? I'm in Ohio and this wood is readily available due to the ash worm.
Did you mean ash-fir wood or ash for wood? (a little confused)
Anyway, if the the tree drops leaves in the winter, it should be fine...if semi-hard or hard wood. If it retains it's leaves/needles like fir, pine, cedar, they are a no-no for smoke wood or fuel, due to the pitch in the wood...these are the among the soft woods. Ash is a commonly used wood, according to the list found below.
Here's a link to a thread from Dutch that should help you decide:
Sorry, I was a little tired when I posted that. I meant to say Ash tree fire wood.
Thanks for the link.
No problem...happens all the time, and I'm probably one of the worst with my fumbling keyboard skills...ha-ha!
Yes, there is a lot of ash in NW OH. Has anyone used it. I read it has a light but distinctive flavor, I am curious as to what the 'distinctive' is. I find that hickory and mesquite have distinctive flavors, and I happen to like them. Will I like the distinctive in ash? Guess I'll just have to cut some up to see. I've used ash for years to help heat my house, the smoke from the chimney smells good, but I don't think I've ever used it to cook.
The second best thing to use Ash for is Smoking Meat. Similar to Oak.
The best thing to use Ash for is making baseball bats.
Also makes a pretty nice looking kitchen too.
I thought the ash was good for keeping my house warm too. Good heat, clean burn, starts well, but burns fast. I'll try some in the smoker.
OOOOPS!!! Very good for that too!!!