- Joined Jul 21, 2010
I've never smoked with maple wood but would like to try it. Being in Louisiana I have access to a lot of red maple. I'm guessing that most people using maple wood are using sugar maple or maybe silver maple. Is there going to be a difference in the smoke and is one species preferrable to another? I know there are many species of hickory in the south and when I cut hickory I pay no attention to species they all seem to smoke the same to me. What about maples. Just wondering before I mess up a piece of meat with red maple that I shouldn't have used.