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maple wood is under rated
« on: November 05, 2016, 08:07:33 PM »
you know i read a little bit  about Maple wood here but i have to say, i have been using it from smokinlicious lately and am amazed at how good it is on poultry! i like cherry as well but Maple is a really good one as well!

I bought the 3 pack from smokinlicious. i wanted Hickory and Cherry for sure but had a 3rd choice but  didn't know what to pick. I grabbed Maple and i am so glad I did!

Hickory on pork for sure, Maple is great on poultry.... anyone have an opinion Maple on fish? which fish? I like catfish and am looking on opinions. i have used Hickory, Mesquite (which was good actually) and apple. 
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Re: maple wood is under rated
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2016, 06:38:57 AM »
I haven't tried maple yet, but I think I will pick some up and give it go!
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Re: maple wood is under rated
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2016, 02:07:36 PM »
I like to use sugar maple quite a bit for chicken and pork. Good stuff!
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Re: maple wood is under rated
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2016, 03:19:44 PM »
I haven't tried maple yet, but I think I will pick some up and give it go!

ok Dale! let me know what you think!  i was surprised!
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Re: maple wood is under rated
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2016, 11:38:50 AM »
I got the same 3-pack from Smokinlicious as well and I really like the Maple too. Its seems like a pretty generic wood that is really good on most everything. It isn't quite as strong as the Hickory, which makes it great for Poultry and I would think would be really good on fish as well. I am very happy with this as my third option with my Smokinlicious order.
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Re: maple wood is under rated
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2016, 10:25:00 PM »
I really like maple for sausage.
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Re: maple wood is under rated
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2016, 10:31:42 PM »
Maple is my absolute favorite on pork tenderloin!  It's great on any pork, but I especially like it (for some reason) on tenderloin.  I also use pure maple syrup (the good stuff) as a rub binder.  Smells like pancakes cooking!  :D
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Re: maple wood is under rated
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2016, 09:43:23 PM »
Sugar Maple is my goto!   

Two good chunks in the smoker now with an 11 lb butt.


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Re: maple wood is under rated
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2016, 05:17:30 AM »
putting a Butt in tonight and struggling between trying maple or going with my go to hickory for Butt!

first world problems for sure!
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Re: maple wood is under rated
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2016, 10:38:43 AM »
My neighbor shared some of his sugar maple wood.  As many have already said, the flavor on pork is wonderful!  I'll give it a try on chicken wings next, thanks for the recommendation.
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Re: maple wood is under rated
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2016, 04:43:04 PM »
Is sugar maple the only variety to use?

I have some silver maple I'm just using for the wood stove, never thought to smoke with it.
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Re: maple wood is under rated
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2021, 01:51:53 PM »
I agree. I used the Smokinlicious Sugar Maple on two spatchcocked chickens and it was great!

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Re: maple wood is under rated
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2021, 09:44:50 PM »
Smokinlicious is a good source, so is fruitwood.
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Re: maple wood is under rated
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2021, 04:30:22 PM »
Maple is absolutely my favorite... but I primarily use it in conjunction with my grill for ribeyes.  A very nice sweetness against a spicy Montreal style rub, comes out perfect.

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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2021, 05:36:08 PM »
Good balance for sure.
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