So a question for the home malt smokers. I have a small bag of Cherry shavings. Should I smoke malt with that?
I also plan to use the small bag of Crabapple shavings to smoke some malt, just becasue.
Tom - thanks for the clarification on the bandaid coming from 4-ethyl phenol.
I'm not an expert on wood, but I think any hard wood (yes, I said "hard wood") would be fine. Almost all fruit trees fall into that category. I've been using citrus wood from my back yard and it is insanely hard to chop into small pieces for smoking.
One of the best smoked beers I had was an apple-wood smoked beer that Greg Noonan made and presented at a conference years ago.
So, yeah, go for it.