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Thread: Smoking woods / competitions in alaska?

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    Default Smoking woods / competitions in alaska?

    While I was born in Alaska, I just moved back a few years ago from the land of Beef, aka Texas. I spent many a weekend on a competition BBQ team (No Teef for our Beef, Dickinson, TX. I specialized in the Brisket and Pork shoulder categories.) and miss it.

    While I have been smoking on a smoke vault w/ chips I have the itch to do more. I am building a, 250 gal reverse flow, water stick burner smoker. I guess the question is; what do we do for stick wood? Birch and Mountain Ash? anything else? How do they end up tasting?

    Is there any nut/fruit wood at all up here? (Hell I'd drive to Homer for a load...)

    Also is there much along the lines of competitions up here? Anyone need a team member?

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    ALDER . .

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    Something I've wondered about our Alder wood: to peel or not to peel?

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    Peel it.
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    Alder or willow, peel them both. Makes great product!

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    Like Marcus said - Western Red Alder. With no bark. But if you can find an apple orchard, applewood is the best.

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    Question

    Anyone ever hear of smoking with corn cobs?


    Back in Michigan years ago, the old timers used to smoke suckers over corn cobs.

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