unseasoned apple wood

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by btsholes, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Is it ok to smoke with freshly cut apple wood?
     
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You should Never Burn Green Wood needs to season other wise it will cause creosote from the sap to form on your meat...
     
  3. Darn, Thanks.
     
  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There was a guy on one of the Food Network programs that burns with all green mesquite, he claims it gives a wonderful flavor to the meat but makes the smoker a terrible sticky mess so I assume you could use the green wood if you wanted but I've never tried it myself.
     
  5. I have used green pear wood on one of my first smokes, and it did have a bitter tastes. I'm not sure if it was because the wood was green or i just used too much on a 13 hr smoke.
     
  6. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

    http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/woods.html

    "If you're lucky enough to have appropriate smoke wood trees on your property, or know someone who does, you can chop up green logs and branches into chunks for use in your Weber Bullet (or what ever type smoker you might have). Most people let the wood season before use, but others will use a mix of green and seasoned wood chunks."
     
  7. Here's the smoker i have.
     
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Nice smoker [​IMG] Personally I won't use green wood it contains moisture which hinders the fires ability to burn cleanly. Some day light two fires in a pit side by side one with seasoned wood and one with green wood and just look at the differences in the smoke produced, I know some people will mix green and seasoned or burn green wood but i won't and can't recommend it
     
  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is definitely a nice smoker...
    Here is an article I dug up on woods for smoking, I have an excerpt from it here and the link to the entire article...
    http://www.eaglequest.com/~bbq/faq/8.html

    This would be a good one to have a sticky on for new members...
     

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