useing blackberry wood for smoking

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by macka, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. macka

    macka Newbie

    Anyone used blackberry wood for smoking,If you have was it good,light or heavy flavor?
     
  2. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic


    While I can't say for sure if he meant that or not, but Blackberry/Blueberry has been tried by some. As well as mulberry. 

    If it's a harder wood, it's probably got a little stronger flavor profile than mulberry. Mulberry is light, and good with sausage, chicken, etc. 

    I read on another forum, a guy tried and said it had a mild/mild-heavy flavor. He mentioned it was similar to a light "grape". 
     
  3. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That would be interesting to find out.  Blackberry vines would become an endangered species.  Except for you city dwellers, I'll bet most of us live within two minutes of blackberry vines.
     
  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I have domesticated blackberries and I do not allow the vines that bore fruit last year to hang around the garden.  They get cut out after harvest and burned.  We have a problem with double blossom disease and it is controlled by removing the old vines as soon as possible.  That is the reason I have never tried them in a smoke.

    Al
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So if you use that wood do you get email all the time you are smoking [​IMG]
     
  6. macka

    macka Newbie

    Alblancher,I have thornless blackberries. I just cut away last year canes,that's what I'm thinking about using.The  base of the largest canes are about 2 to 3in in diameter. When I use then I'll post the results. Thanks to all.
     
  7. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Man, you got some big butt blackberries,  my canes seldom get anywhere near that big around.
     
  8. djjubbajubba

    djjubbajubba Fire Starter

    So, has anyone tried this yet? This post is from a few years ago. I just cut down a plant that had a lot of stray, dead canes. I would love to try them in the smoker after a little seasoning time.
     

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