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Dave's Sink
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25 09 8:28 pm    Post subject: smokin' w/ birch Reply with quote

anyone ever use birch to smoke with. we just cut a birch down and i was thinkn about usin the wood when i am in brussels next week.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25 09 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Birch to me is always a sappy wood when fresh cut, and a fire wood not a smoke wood because of that, but I've seen others who say it's like maple and produces a sweet smoke good on pork and poultry.

But I still wouldn't use it fresh cut, unless you're going to use a burn barrel.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26 09 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have ya tried railroad ties
They got something in em that turns your brizkit a nice dark color
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27 09 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love birch. It does add a ample flavor to poultry...make sure it is well seasoned and all the bark has been removed. Nasty stuff but the wood is great.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29 09 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

railroad ties, what.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30 09 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vosholl Vulture wrote:
Have ya tried railroad ties
They got something in em that turns your brizkit a nice dark color


I prefer utility poles, they are easy to cut down, they are already well seasoned, and they create lots heat for their size, and it imparts a flavor to your food like no other wood can. if I have an overnight cook, I'll toss in a railroad tie so I can get some sleep.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30 09 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I miss saltwater pier posts that hurricanes would bestow us with for cooking' wood. Those were the days - it was pre-soaked so it smoked an extra long time, and no seasoning needed for the meat since it got seasoned from the salty sea vapors coming off the wood.

This concrete and steel stuff weighs a ton, and don't produce heat or smoke even worth a bag of unlit Kingsford dumped onto a smoldering patch of just-clear-cut rain forest.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30 09 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry Nutczak wrote:
Vosholl Vulture wrote:
Have ya tried railroad ties
They got something in em that turns your brizkit a nice dark color


I prefer utility poles, they are easy to cut down, they are already well seasoned, and they create lots heat for their size, and it imparts a flavor to your food like no other wood can. if I have an overnight cook, I'll toss in a railroad tie so I can get some sleep.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07 09 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never tried birch myself but it is all we use to heat our deer hunting shack in northern minnesota and I have access to an endless supply. Next time I go up north I'm going to bring some home and try it.
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