Silver Maple: Any Good For Smoking?

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by silverwolf636, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. silverwolf636

    silverwolf636 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    A neighbor just cut down a silver maple tree. Is it any good for smoking?
  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The best maple is probably the sugar maple, the silver is not as hard so it will burn faster, but it should impart a nice flavor. Unless you really know your wood I'd doubt you'd notice the difference.
  3. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Yup.. Silver maple is good.

    When hurricane Ike came through OH, it tore down a bunch of silver maple trees. I have several boxes full. Pretty good stuff, though I'm partial to apple & cherry.

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