Maplewood chips Ok for spares?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by badss, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. badss

    badss Meat Mopper

    Hi everyone,
    Just wondering if Maplewood chips are OK for smoking a few racks of Pork Spare ribs? The local Canadian Tire store is sold out of everything else and this is all thats left on the shelf and I am running low on Mesquite. Being new to smoking I am not sure what goes with what and I don't want to blow the ribs? Any help would be great. Thanks
    BADSS
     
  2. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i use maple a lot & it works well on spares.[​IMG] i usually mix it w/ mesquite so if ya can spare a little mesquite try it.
     
  3. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Maple works good and they grow like weeks around here. I got a boarder fence growing I've been eyeballing [​IMG]
     
  4. badss

    badss Meat Mopper

    Thanks Gypsyseagod...I'm on my way right now as there was only two bags left on the shelf. Can't beleive the way some poeple think...if the shelves are bare...thats a good thing if you are selling stuff and should be a sign that "Hey maybe I should get more !" I 'll stock up next time I go into Edmonton. Thanks for the tip...I'll let you know how my spares turn out tonight/ Cheers .BADSS
     
  5. badss

    badss Meat Mopper

    Thanks Deb...you smokin yet today?
     
  6. chadpole

    chadpole Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Make sure you get out that camera. We love Q-View! I want to see the progress of the smoke. I am ready to do another rib smoke again soon. When I do I'll post them,now that I know how to post pictures..Ha.

    Happy smoking, have fun, have an adult beverage to knock off the edges.
     
  7. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Maple works great with spares, but has a much lighter flavor. I use it alot because it grows wild all around here. You may want to mix with a little bit of mesquite or hickory for a deeper smoke flavor.

    Cheers,
    Brian
     
  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Yep I'm smoking 12 lbs of bacon right now and cutting up a few butts to ground into hot snack sausages like Slim Jims or peperonis. I got a turkey, some ribs and a fatty thawing for tomorrow with some ABTs.
     
  9. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Maple and cherry mix is also great with ribs.
     
  10. badss

    badss Meat Mopper

    Spares turned out fantastic. Managed to get 4 this time around ....4 ribs that is outta 10 lbs. LOL. Buddies are starting to ask what I am smokin next! If I have to keep feed'em and buying the beer....I am gonna start a collection can....cleaned my beer fridge right out and left feeling not so hungry and very sleepy! LOL. Thanks for the tips...next time I may try the Cherry mixed with the Maple as it sounds good. Sorry folks ...no pics of this one. Went to snap some shots and noticed I left my camera card in my office. Next smoke I think we'll do up a roast ! Thanks again for all the tips everyone.
    BADSS
     

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