Alder

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by gene45, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. The sticky quotes alder as a useful wood.
    I have a bunch of small alder that grows like a weed, and I always thought of it as a garbage wood. If I cout green wood, how should I prepare it?
    Remove bark and dry? or use green? with or without bark?

    Same with birch?
     
  2. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smoking wood should be dry, and free of diseases or fungus. Bark does not make a difference.

    Just my $.02

    BBQ Eng.
     
  3. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I personaly square my wood by taking a thin layer off sapwood- which includes bark when processing wood, but i like square chunks-this is not necessary.I have used a draw knife for woodworking to remove bark on smaller branches, but this is preference of mine.We used alot of alder when smoking salmon when i lived in anchorage,alaska.
     

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