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Elm wood?

post #1 of 11
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Another newbie question:

Can you use elm as a base wood for burning?

I've been told both ways. I have access to a large amount of elm wood but not sure if I should use it. Thanks in advance for tolerating those of us who are just at the beginning of this smoking addiction.
post #2 of 11

not good!
post #3 of 11
yup Elm not a good smoking wood.
post #4 of 11
for whatever its worth, Elm is the wood I use 99% of the time, I have used it for years with absolutely no trouble. I have read its fine, I have read its bad, if it were bad I believe I would have noticed it by now? wink.gificon_smile.gif I cook for a lot of friends, there has never been a bad reaction nor has anyone ever said the food wasn't good. I hope this helps.
post #5 of 11
I've used it too, for a hot coal base, not for flavoring.
IMO it burns quick like cottonwood...
I get a hot bed of coals going and then use my smoking woods, mesquite, pecan, hickory, etc for the smoke.

edited to add.... my favorite wood is hedge posts. :)
post #6 of 11
thankx terry..........cause i have some wood, i can't find out if its cheery or elm........the two trees stand side by side, and i had limbs fall outta the trees.......cut it up, but havne't used it because of story''s its not good......if YOU use it, then i know its fine.......THANX again.......POINTS
post #7 of 11
I'm behind Terry on this one. This man is a seasoned smoker and a good friend, glad he's still active. Nice to hear from you, may Montana treat you well.
post #8 of 11
thank you my friends. icon_smile.gif Jeanie honey, I agree with you, it burns fast, I split all my wood into kindling size pieces and have to add 2 or three pieces every 20 minutes, its a pain in the butt but it keeps the smoke thin blue.
WD, I thank you for your kind words, normally I just keep my mouth shut, but in this instance, I do know of what I speak. I sincerly hope I don't ruffle feathers here. redface.gif
post #9 of 11
thank you my friend, and right back at you. wink.gif
post #10 of 11
Montana better be treating him good, it's Montana after allwink.gif.
post #11 of 11
I'm with you... Montana treated me just great. I'll never forget that state.
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