Anyone ever tried basswood?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by bobbydrake, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. bobbydrake

    bobbydrake Fire Starter

    I have access to lots and lots of kiln dried basswood. Anyone ever tried smoking with this? I couldn't find it anywhere on the forums.
  2. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've never heard of it. Sorry man. Just bumping this for ya. Maybe someone will be along who knows a little about it.
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I can't answer what it would taste like, But it's a fairly soft hardwood so I'd think it would burn fast. try it and let us know.
  4. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I know it is used in carving because of its soft close grain. Not sure about the flavor but I would think that it would burn really quickly.
  5. bobbydrake

    bobbydrake Fire Starter

    I guess when I get better at smoking and can differentiate the different flavors I will give it a try. For now, I will just stick with the store bought mesquite and hickory. When I do attempt it finally, I will let you all know how it goes.
  6. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    About all I can tell you about basswood Bobby, is that is has a low ingition temperature, and burns very rapidly for a hardwood.
    After doing a quick google, I found a company that actually has to issue an MSDS sheet because they sell something made of basswood.
    It might be ok, but seems to me you'd be tending the fire constantly.

    Good luck!

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