Trees and Shrubs forum: Apple wood for smoking

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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
May 16, 2016 7:15 PM CST
I am way behind on pruning the water sprouts on my apple trees. Some of them are 3-4' high. I know I should not be doing this pruning now but I am anyways. Are the sprouts worth saving for duty as apple wood smoke? Gene
Name: Cindy
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Shadegardener
May 17, 2016 7:26 AM CST
It might be worth an experiment. DD gave us some branch prunings from her apple trees but I haven't paid much attention to what DH uses for BBQ smoking since he uses about 6 different types.
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
May 17, 2016 8:23 AM CST
Myself, I do not grill out nor BBQ. I thought I'd put a sign out front along the road: Free Apple Wood. I'm sure the very first person who stops by will let me know if the prunings are worth the bother. Hey, live and learn. Gene
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
May 17, 2016 10:13 AM CST
That sounds like a good plan if you're not going to use it. Usually, the bark is removed before using it for grill/smoking so the cuttings need to have enough substance.
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
May 17, 2016 10:43 AM CST
OK, I'll give up on that idea. Would not be much left w/o bark and it also sounds like a lot of extra work. Gene
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
May 17, 2016 12:31 PM CST
Sorry to dash your plan. Sad Bark can impart a bitter flavor.
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
May 17, 2016 1:27 PM CST
No plan. Good to know. Thanks. Gene
Name: Linda
South East Wi (Zone 5b)
luvmyseeds
May 28, 2016 1:47 PM CST
In a local orchard they sell apple wood and it is quite expensive.

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