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Offline gmac

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Maple in a smoker (BGE)
« on: August 19, 2012, 06:36:35 PM »
Anyone ever used maple as a smoking wood in a smoker or Big Green Egg?  We just had a whole bunch of trees cut down and there's lots of maple around here but I never hear about it as a smoker wood so I'm wondering why.  I'm guessing it's pretty mild.  I can find chips for apple, hickory, alder, pecan etc but I've got all this easy access to maple so I wondered if it was worth trying.
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Re: Maple in a smoker (BGE)
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 07:49:30 PM »
Maple is used for ham and bacon. Not bad on those meats. Not sure I would smoke grain for a beer with it.
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Re: Maple in a smoker (BGE)
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 09:09:23 PM »
Thanks  I was thinking ribs and chicken. For malt I like apple.

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Re: Maple in a smoker (BGE)
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 11:08:43 PM »
I smoke stuff with maple - it's good on cheese as well as the stuff you mentioned.  I wouldn't hesitate to use it for anything.
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