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Re: best woods for smoking meat
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2016, 01:00:34 PM »
We go on Thursday because of the crowd.  Friday and especially Saturday are too much.  Thursday isn't too bad.
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2016, 03:41:22 PM »
We're going to Buckley Thursday.  Hope the weather is good.  It's a show of extremes.  Hot and dusty or ankle deep mud.  Never an in between 8) 8)
Kinda-sorta the same weather conditions for us when we go to Oakley (Mid Michigan Old Gas Tractor Association) the third weekend in August every year. One of three types of weather occur every year...without exception!
1) Rains of Biblical proportions.
2) Hot enough to cast lead bullets.
3) Both numbers 1 and 2!  ;D
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« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2016, 04:50:20 PM »
Hope you guys stop in and say hi, I will have one firewood processor, a couple of bundlers, and hopefully an abs auto split commercial splitter there. 

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Re: best woods for smoking meat
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2016, 08:26:23 PM »
I heard that black birch is good as well. It has a sweet taste to it.

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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2016, 09:35:56 PM »
little logger,
Thanks, never heard of black birch for smoking, learning a lot in here again.

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Re: best woods for smoking meat
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2016, 06:49:23 PM »
we use hard maple mostly in late winter early spring with the sap in it makes it sweet

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« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2016, 09:36:38 PM »
coxy,
thank you for another good idea, still contacting some restaraunts to see if there is enough need to pursue this.  thanks again

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Re: best woods for smoking meat
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2016, 11:22:05 PM »
 Do a search on the internet for woods used for smoking. There are some really good charts of different woods and what flavor it leaves in the meat. It also tells what wood not to use

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« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2016, 07:07:37 AM »
ivan49,
thanks for that info, it generally says use heavier woods like oak, hickory for heavier meats like beef and pork.  Use lighter hardwoods like alder,  maple, fruit and nut bearing trees for lighter meats like poultry and fish.  I also went to wood database and that really has good pictures for identifying different woods.  One of the reasons I am looking into this is a good friend smokes meats at his convenience store and I never tasted meat like that before.  He asked me if I could get him some cherry for his smoker. 

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Re: best woods for smoking meat
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2016, 11:25:26 PM »
Here in pa I smoke all my red meats and pork with 2 parts black birch and one part sassafrass.....

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Re: best woods for smoking meat
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2016, 01:21:56 AM »
Some folks out here and one native I have let use cotton wood sometimes.  Popular up north to.

I never have but its supposed to be kinda sweet.   It smells like poop, so I hope it smokes better!

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Re: best woods for smoking meat
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2016, 10:45:56 AM »
Anyone that smokes fish, owes it to themselves to try red alder.  Buy some if you have to.
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« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2016, 09:17:46 PM »
thanks to everyone for all their ideas, I had my first restaurant call and I am going to bag up some cherry and let them try it.  I will let you know how it works out.  If anyone has a smoker, I would not mind a phone call sometime so I can better understand this process.  thanks again

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« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2016, 09:24:29 AM »
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« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2016, 08:02:02 PM »
thanks magicman, just got this, must of turned off the notify button.

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« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2016, 08:46:07 PM »
 I was up by your place last week. Nice looking processor sitting in front. Some day when my wife isn't with me I'll stop in


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