Crab Apple same as Regular Apple?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by mquick74, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Hey y'all - I am wondering if slicing up a crab apple tree would be the same (flavor) taste as what is typically labeled as 'apple' wood chips or chunks that you find in stores??  I have a chance to get some crab apple wood, but I'm not sure it would be the right taste so I wanted to be sure before I get into all the work.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    check here the search bar brought this up.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/newsearch?search=crab+apple
     
  3. Thanks for the tip, didn't try that first!  Looks like it would basically be the same taste, looking forward to it! 
     
  4. It taste the same. Just remember to let it season then smoke away.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Good smoking remember to age it
     
  6. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Apple is one of the fruit woods that can be used without seasoning it if you are using chips and/or chunks. I have used unseasoned apple and crab apple in the past, it gives you sweet smelling TBS. [​IMG]
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Really? Thats good to know. You can use it right off of the tree?
     
  8. It will be  great   good flavor

    Gary
     
  9. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Seasoning wood chunks for smoking is not as important as it is for sick burners.

    Chunks in line via minion method dry out very fast
     
  10. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yes, excellent smoke.
     

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