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Freshly cut apple wood for smoking pig?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by cripplecreek, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. I'm about to trim some limbs from an apple tree.  Was wondering if it would be alright to use the would to smoke a small wild pig this weekend.  Thanks in advance, Mike
  2. hemi

    hemi Smoking Fanatic

    As long as they are dead wood  [seasoned, dry..]   I see no reason why not ..  I just cut down a huge Walnut tree and am already useing athe limbs that were damaged a few years ago in an ice storm.They were already dry.   Hemi..
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Not unless it dead and dried out. I don't think you can or should use wet apple wood. I'm not sure why but I have always heard that you need to use dried wood. Now the wet/green wood will create sap and other bad things now I'm not sure if it would do anything to the taste of the meat.
  4. I have heard of drying " green " wood in areas of the smoker.Just place in the smoker but not close enough to start smoking and they should dry out in a short order. Best of luck Bill