wood for smoker?

topsiebeezelbubJanuary 31, 2010

We lost a cherry laurel tree in a mini-tornado last week...would it be all right to use it to smoke meat?...pork specifically. We also have red swamp maple and wild cherry...all over the back yard!

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skeip

The fruits and foliage of cherry laurel are suspected of being poisonous, which is why deer don't browse on them. I would probably stay away from it.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 1:53PM
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danab_z9_la

You cannot use laurel wood. However, any wood from a non-evergreen tree which produces EDIBLE fruit or nuts is perfectly OK to use.....also many hardwoods like oak mesquite, and Alder. Cherry wood is very good, Apple wood is the BEST.....have never tried red maple.

Dan

    Bookmark   March 20, 2010 at 11:39AM
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