Dried Apples & Twigs for Smoking?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by the iceman, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    It wasn't a good year for my apple tree here in Az. My fault. I had a lot of branches dry up & die so last weekend I pruned all the dead wood away. I ended up with a lot of branches, twigs & dried fruit.

    I know I can get some good smoke-worthy wood out of the branches. The question being, can I use the twigs & dried apples for smoking?

    Here is the pile of dead branches...


    Here are some of the dried apples...


    And here is what's left of the tree...


    Thanks in advance for your advice. [​IMG]
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I really don't know about the dried fruit but as far as the twigs how much smoke do you really think you will get from them. After all if their dried now the fire would light them with a quickness.
  3. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    I just wasn't wanting to waste anything if I didn't have to.
  4. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have used twigs from when I trimmed my cherry tree before. I ran them threw my wood chipper and threw them on top of charcoal before and it worked out just fine. As said earlier I am not sure about the fruit but it may be worth a try.
  5. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    Any other tidbits of wisdom out there?
  6. I have thrown apples in my firebox, fresh ones, and onions,heads of garlic and an orange, on seperate cooks. I cant say it made it taste any different but I can say with onion or garlic my neighbors called to find out what I was cooking that smelled so good. I think they were fishing for an invite to dinner. NOT!!
  7. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I wouldn't use the dried fruit but the branches and twigs are fair game.
  8. doctor phreak

    doctor phreak Smoking Fanatic

    i bet you could use the dried apples....why not ...
    we all use pecan wood i have seen people smoke with pecan shells and had good luck doing it....that is the fruit of that tree.....
    try it and let use know

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