Crab Apple Wood

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by nicko, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. nicko

    nicko Fire Starter

    Hay has anyone ever smoked with crab apple wood before.
    Dose it have the flavor of apple wood ?
     
  2. smokin' dick

    smokin' dick Smoking Fanatic

    Never used crab apple before, but I bet its a nice mild smoke like real apple is.
    I have a crab apple that will be cut down next year. It's only about 3" in diameter now and I have plenty of wood on hand. I'll let you know how it is as soon as possible. When you use what you have let us know how it smokes.

    I just did a search for Crab Apple Wood. All sources point to a go. Basically any hard wood tree that bears fruit or nuts will make a good smoking wood.
     
  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yup, just like apple, can't really tell the difference.
     
  4. nicko

    nicko Fire Starter

    Thank you..... I'm going to smoke pork butts with it next weekend.
     
  5. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That's not entirely true......although black walnut is a nut-bearing tree......it contains too much oil to be a good smoking wood....it can be used as a "fuel" wood if it is dried and cured, but I wouldn't recommend it for a "flavor" wood while you are smoking meats.

    just my $.02,
    Eric
     
  6. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Actually Eric, its not bad for smoking.
    Sorta between Mesquite and Hickory.
    Oiley yes, but most wood is until seasoned.
    Reason you don't see it much is because us woodworkers hog it all up for projects! [​IMG]
     

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