Alder wood

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by dakota54, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. dakota54

    dakota54 Newbie

    Has anyone tried Alderwood. I heard its a mellow wood smoke any replies would be app.
  2. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I like Alder on fish and cheese.  I have not tried it on any meat yet.

  3. Hi Dakota I'm new to SMF and have only been smoking meat for a year now, but I use alder all the time.  Red alder grows like a weed in my neck of the woods, so I can get all I want for free.  Red alder is a tree, but some alders are more bush like, from what I've read.  I use it on beef, pork, chicken and salmon.  Its lighter flavoured than the hickory chips I've tried.  I also read your post about your Grill-Pro because that what I use (same door issue), and was wondering what a AMS box is?  Like I said I'm new here, but I'm interested in cold smoking.
  4. dakota54

    dakota54 Newbie

    sorry I printed it wrong Its called the a-Maze-n pellet smoke box works good for cold smoking  I regulate the amount of pellets I filled it the first time it smoked  like 7 hours way to long for what I was doing. I seen it one of Jeffs stories thats how I found out about it I found it on e-bay for 40.00 I thought that I overpayed untill I used it

             Good luck I haop this helps Dakota 54
  5. dakota54

    dakota54 Newbie

    My typing needs help
  6. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Alder is the wood that finds it's way into my smokers more than any other wood.  It's used on anything I can get stuffed into a smoker.  It works very well on breads and crackers.
  7. millerbuilds

    millerbuilds Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    In addition to smoking fish with it, Alder wood is my first choice when grilling fish.  I soak it for about 20 minutes then pile it directly on the coals on one side of my weber, close the lid for 5-8 minutes (or until the smoke starts to roll out of the vent) add the fish and grill.  It goes very well with Halibut, Cod, Sea Bass, etc...

    The only fish I do not like it with is salmon.

    I also grill veggies with it.

    Happy smoking!

  8. thatcho

    thatcho Meat Mopper

    I have mainly used Todd's Alder pellets for fish. Always good reviews
  9. mds51

    mds51 Meat Mopper

    I use The Amazen Pellet Smoker with Alder wood dust to cold smoke Salmon and it gives the fish the perfect amount of smoking flavor to make great Lox. We cure the Salmon for three days with fresh dill, lemon and orange zest and then cold smoke for three hours to get enough smoke but not cover up the curing ingredients. Texture and taste are both great.

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