Ash fir wood

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by countrykat, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. countrykat

    countrykat Fire Starter

    Anyone use Ash wood for smoking? I'm in Ohio and this wood is readily available due to the ash worm.
     
  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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:

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/50439/woods-for-smoking

    Eric
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2013
  3. countrykat

    countrykat Fire Starter

    Sorry, I was a little tired when I posted that. I meant to say Ash tree fire wood. 

    Thanks for the link.

    Jim
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2013
  4. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No problem...happens all the time, and I'm probably one of the worst with my fumbling keyboard skills...ha-ha!

    You're welcome.

    Eric
     
  5. jeoberg

    jeoberg Smoke Blower

    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. 
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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.

    Bear
     
  7. jeoberg

    jeoberg Smoke Blower

    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.
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OOOOPS!!!  Very good for that too!!! [​IMG]

    Bear
     

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