Crab Apple Tree

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  1. joeyg2100

    joeyg2100 Newbie

    I am cutting down my crab apple tree. I am tired of all the small un eatable apples in my yard. I was wanting to keep some of this wood back for smoking. Has anyone used this wood before? It it worth keeping?
     
  2. Joey,

    The wood is applewood....crab is the fruit. I don't see a difference in the smoke quality from that of a prize-winning large fruiting tree. Applewood was my favorite to use in the electric smoker since 1982! [​IMG]

    I would keep all that I could...

    C.C.
     
  3. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes I use it on a regular basis and is as good as the regular apple trees
     
  4. 5lakes

    5lakes Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Hi,

    Crab apple makes an incredible jelly. My Mom used to make it with a recipe from my Grandma. I wish I had the recipe AND your tree.. [​IMG]

    She used to make jelly out of just about anything. My favorite is a mock strawberry with rhubarb.

    Hmmm.... Thinking.... dandelion wine, crab apple jelly on sourdough biscuits, goulash... shucks, now I'm hungry...

    [​IMG]
     
  5. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's Apple, use it. Apple is Apple as far as wood is concerned.
     

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