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Community => Butchering, Cooking, Recipes => Topic started by: trophyelk6x6 on March 26, 2019, 03:42:37 PM

Title: Vine Maple for smoking?
Post by: trophyelk6x6 on March 26, 2019, 03:42:37 PM
Never used it, keep hearing it's outstanding for smoking meats.  Anyone use it before?
Title: Re: Vine Maple for smoking?
Post by: Twispriver on March 26, 2019, 04:12:25 PM
I've used it and thought it worked well. Just remember to peel it when it's green because the bark really sticks when it's dry.
Title: Re: Vine Maple for smoking?
Post by: Humptulips on March 26, 2019, 04:18:25 PM
it's the best IMO. I never peel it, just scrape any moss off it. It will burn when wet and provide a relatively cool fire with a lot of smoke.
Title: Re: Vine Maple for smoking?
Post by: opdinkslayer on March 26, 2019, 04:33:47 PM
Thatís all my dad used for doing salmon. Works well on fish. Never tried it with meats.
Title: Re: Vine Maple for smoking?
Post by: trophyelk6x6 on March 27, 2019, 06:16:44 PM
thanks for the reply's, headed up the Skokomish to get some. I dont want to cut any on my property LOL.  Actually I heard it was awesome for sausage and meats so I will try it. That an Alder is like so plentiful where I live I wanted to get some feedback.
Title: Re: Vine Maple for smoking?
Post by: 206 on March 28, 2019, 08:13:53 AM
After giving up on long bow projects, I smoked the rest.

It really smells good.  After reading about it, I burned it green like they said too.  I also skinned it with a machete (easy) before I chunked it.
Title: Re: Vine Maple for smoking?
Post by: acrim on March 28, 2019, 02:08:07 PM
I use it for charcoal smoker and pork ribs every year ,  really a crowd favorite.
Title: Re: Vine Maple for smoking?
Post by: Skywagon_185 on March 28, 2019, 04:15:37 PM
Vine maple is the best.  Close second is Hazelnut.  Both give great results green with the bark on.