Then how about maple

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by droptine, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. droptine

    droptine Newbie

    I can have plenty of maple wood, sugar maple in particular from the farmer who allows me to hunt on his property. Any maple is good? Or is there any I should refrain from using?
     
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Maple is maple. Just make sure it's dry. Actually, I wish I had some maple to go along with some of the others I use.
     
  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sugar maple is a bit sweeter then the others, but I'd never turn down any maple specially bein free! I gets alot a maple round here, all good, just season it well.
     
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    maple ROCKS dude.........jump on THAT.........shirley you heard of maple smoked bacon haven't ya?

    and dont call me shirley.............[​IMG]
     
  5. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, now. Maple is actually a really good smokin' wood. Take it off my land and get it in my wood pile.

    Well seasoned maple compliments cherry, works well with mesquite and tempers hickory. I seldom use maple alone but when I do I am not disappointed.

    As for maple bacon, that bacon is maple cured with maple syrup and then smoked with whatever wood.

    Unfortunately the cheaper brands of maple bacon depend on chemicals for flavor. I have a couple of recipes for real old fashioned maple cured hams and bacons which I will some day try. For the moment the recipes are from an individual who would rather not have them published. We'll se how that goes.

    But here in Vermont the maple thing is a big thing!

    Cheers!
     
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    so much for truth in advertising..........
     
  7. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yup! So much for truth in advertizing. And so much for truth in labeling, too!

    Read labels carefully. Are you gonna buy a pound of "Maple Cured" bacon or are you gonna buy a pound of"Maple Flavored" bacon. BIG DIFF!

    But as for maple smoke....delicious, light and sweet providing the wood is well seasoned

    Cheers!
     
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Indeed... almost as if it will smoke the meat, yet not really "flavor" it. Try it out!
     
  9. smoking gun

    smoking gun Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    This thread was right on time. I have access to a LOT of maple right now. All I care to load on the truck. It's already cut, all I have to do is split it and let it season. Thanks guys.
     
  10. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    WD: A clean house is not the sign of a broken computer, it be a sign somebody ain't smokin enough![​IMG]
     

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