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apple wood

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just cut alot of apple wood pieces right off a tree,.. how long should i cure it before its perfect time to smoke with?
 

cliffcarter

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I use apple unseasoned if it is for smoke only, I just place 3" long x 1" thick pieces on the lit charcoal. If you want to burn it as a heat source in place of charcoal you will need to season for at least a year.l
 

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heard it makes it bitter..is that true? unseasoned wood....
I use apple unseasoned if it is for smoke only, I just place 3" long x 1" thick pieces on the lit charcoal. If you want to burn it as a heat source in place of charcoal you will need to season for at least a year.l
No, I have never noticed any bitterness, just use small pieces for smoke flavor. 
 

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I tried using unseasoned apple wood for smoke once. It gave off a very acrid smoke that stung my eyes, and built up creosote in my smoker. I only used seasoned now.
 
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mneeley490

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Combined with charcoal. I don't recall how much I used Probably no more than 12 oz. total.

I'd buy some apple chunks (they're easy to find) and save your tree pieces for next year.
 

whitfieldnc

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Has anyone smoked with Apple Wood that put off a lot of white smoke? With it being a lighter wood, would it make a brisket bitter?
 

niallam

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I dry all mine on an ice machine in work, has a huge hot air output and big fans :)

Here's some I cut only yesterday, have 1,000kg I've to prep now for next years cooking.
I always season it, but not too well.

I spend most of my time cleaning the wood as Apple trees always seem to be covered in moss :)

 

niallam

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More Apple cut :)
The pile is all apple, quite a bit of work taking all the moss and loose bark off but got 100kg chopped into chunks and hardly made a dent in the pile.



 

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