Elm wood?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by soonerrx, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Another newbie question:

    Can you use elm as a base wood for burning?

    I've been told both ways. I have access to a large amount of elm wood but not sure if I should use it. Thanks in advance for tolerating those of us who are just at the beginning of this smoking addiction.
     
  2. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    NOPE!

    not good!
     
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yup Elm not a good smoking wood.
     
  4. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    for whatever its worth, Elm is the wood I use 99% of the time, I have used it for years with absolutely no trouble. I have read its fine, I have read its bad, if it were bad I believe I would have noticed it by now? [​IMG][​IMG] I cook for a lot of friends, there has never been a bad reaction nor has anyone ever said the food wasn't good. I hope this helps.
     
  5. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I've used it too, for a hot coal base, not for flavoring.
    IMO it burns quick like cottonwood...
    I get a hot bed of coals going and then use my smoking woods, mesquite, pecan, hickory, etc for the smoke.


    edited to add.... my favorite wood is hedge posts. :)
     
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    thankx terry..........cause i have some wood, i can't find out if its cheery or elm........the two trees stand side by side, and i had limbs fall outta the trees.......cut it up, but havne't used it because of story''s its not good......if YOU use it, then i know its fine.......THANX again.......POINTS
     
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm behind Terry on this one. This man is a seasoned smoker and a good friend, glad he's still active. Nice to hear from you, may Montana treat you well.
     
  8. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thank you my friends. [​IMG] Jeanie honey, I agree with you, it burns fast, I split all my wood into kindling size pieces and have to add 2 or three pieces every 20 minutes, its a pain in the butt but it keeps the smoke thin blue.
    WD, I thank you for your kind words, normally I just keep my mouth shut, but in this instance, I do know of what I speak. I sincerly hope I don't ruffle feathers here. [​IMG]
     
  9. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thank you my friend, and right back at you. [​IMG]
     
  10. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Montana better be treating him good, it's Montana after all[​IMG].
     
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm with you... Montana treated me just great. I'll never forget that state.
     

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