Manitoba Maple for Smoking?

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Manitoba Maple for Smoking?

Post by accent » Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:19 am

Had a huge branch from a Manitoba Maple tree come down in the storm yesterday.
Is this kind of wood ok for smoking? It seems a bit soft, so figure I better ask before using on good Q
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Manitoba Maple for Smoking?

Post by Burtess » Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:27 am

Lets bump this to the top, I'm interested if anyone has used this as well.

As everyone always talks about "sugar maple" as the best maple to use, I tried silver maple and found no difference, it's great. Boxelder are in the same family as other maples, maybe it tastes the same as well?

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Re: Manitoba Maple for Smoking?

Post by bbbrown » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:30 am

If you're using a small chunk of soft maple for flavor in a wsm it's ok. For heat in a big cooker it don't cut it.I find the soft maples give off a dirty smoke If you are gonna use maple, stick to the hard varieties. Bryan

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Re: Manitoba Maple for Smoking?

Post by accent » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:29 am

Thanks Bryan:
I will keep the Manitoba Maple for the wood stove.

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Re: Manitoba Maple for Smoking?

Post by Molson » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:41 pm

Even for the stove its crappy. I use it for fall/spring shoulder seasons. I put it on par with poplar. Its light, and burns fast with not much heat. I try to give it away first when people ask for wood. :)
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