Q: Dear Dr. BBQ,
Maple is frequently recommended as a smoker wood, but it comes in “hard” and “soft” varieties and numerous species. So are there pros and cons to the different species? When there is a generic reference to “maple” does it really refer, for example, just to sugar maple?
A: Hi Mike,
Sugar Maple or any of the hard maples are good for smoking, but soft maples such as silver maple are not.