Aspin Wood??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by timsnewatsmokin, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. timsnewatsmokin

    timsnewatsmokin Fire Starter

    I looked on that on that one post on witch woods to use and not use but didn't see Aspin.

    can u use Aspin to smoke? Thanks Tim
     
  2. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Aspen is not classified as a hardwood or fruitwood so I wouldn't use it for anything than wood for the fireplace.
     
  3. timsnewatsmokin

    timsnewatsmokin Fire Starter

    Ok, I have used it to clean my smoker with instead of my good wood, because I have a lot of aspin. is that ok?
     
  4. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you are burning out a smoker to reseason it or burning the lining out of an old 55 gallon drum to build an UDS, I'd say go with it and leave the good stuff for cooking with. . . I have a buddy the uses busted up pallets to burn out his drums for UDS's and those for the most part a made from pine.
     
  5. eight433

    eight433 Fire Starter

    A lot of pallets can be oak too, fwiw.
     
  6. timsnewatsmokin

    timsnewatsmokin Fire Starter

    ok Thanks guys didn't want to poison anyone[​IMG]
     
  7. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  8. jeoberg

    jeoberg Smoke Blower

    After many years of heating with wood, I can say aspen burns slow and cold. Not much heat and hard to keep going. I actually regulated fire temperatures with it.
     

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