Madrone, Tan Oak, and Pepperwood

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by chefbunwoo, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Has anyone ever used any of these in their smoker?
  2. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    first i have heard of em............where are they from?
  4. All three are hardwoods found in parts of California. Madrone is incredible firewood with red paperlike bark. Tan Oak was used for tan bark (makes lots of ash in the wood stove) and pepperwood is also referred to as bay or Oregon myrtle.
  5. bigwayne

    bigwayne Smoke Blower

    Madrone is also known as Arbutus up in BC. We have one planted in the yard, but not big enough to be dropping any limbs for me.

    I have access to some Tan Oak if I want it. Would be nice to know how it does.
  6. bigwayne

    bigwayne Smoke Blower

    Anybody got any info for this question? I now have access to some madrone. We used some to make a luau pit for a whole pig, which didn't turn out as well as we would like. While we were getting the coals going for the pig, we hung some game hens and chickens over the burning/glowing madrone and it turned out pretty well. Not really smoking with it though.
  7. rodbuilder

    rodbuilder Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

  8. Interesting, Am new to smoking myself, but am using dry fallen Arbutus from the Cowichan Valley this Sat; am seasoning the new smoker drum this week with fire burns. Have built a reverse offset smoker, using an old Fisher Stove as the "firebox". fingerz Xd

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