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Old 05-09-2008, 11:21 AM   #11
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Just as a curiosity, I would be really interested in what woods are used for smoking in Austrailia. I don't think they have native American hardwoods there.
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:55 AM   #12
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in new zealand we use a wood called manuka ( a moari name) which is most commonly used i am not sure if it has any other names. apple tree woods and apricot trees also give a good flavour.
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:06 AM   #13
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AllenOk, as I mentioned before we don't tend to use smoking boards which is quite strange since we are a nation of bbq lovers, but I have found the bluegum eucalypt boards available on the net. These are apparently are a harder wood and only last 3-4 uses. Wood chips are sometimes used for smoking here.
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:15 AM   #14
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Smoking salmon in a smoker and grilling salmon on a cedar plank are really two different things. I use a cedar plank to grill salmon just as though you were putting it on the grill itself. Soak the plank in warm water for 30 minutes, dry, then oil the topside. Place the salmon filet or steaks on the plank then close the lid. When the salmon is done, the plank is smoking a little and imparts a woody flavor to the salmon. Excellent. I use applewood or alderwood to grill trout the same way.

You can find these cedar planks specifically for this purpose at Lowes, Home Depot etc. or any shop that carried barbequing equipment and supplies. This method of cooking fish is becoming increasingly popular and I'm seeing more and more stores carry the planks. You can only use them once - at least I do.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:36 AM   #15
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AllenOk, as I mentioned before we don't tend to use smoking boards which is quite strange since we are a nation of bbq lovers, but I have found the bluegum eucalypt boards available on the net. These are apparently are a harder wood and only last 3-4 uses. Wood chips are sometimes used for smoking here.
I agree Cath, and a lot of our fish doesn't lend itself to smoking because of it's mild flavour. Whenever I've done any smoking I've just gone for a 5 min drive and striped some paper bark from a tree. I think any of our Eucalypt trees would work well and because they are so freely available there isn't a market in place for smoking wood.
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I agree Cath, and a lot of our fish doesn't lend itself to smoking because of it's mild flavour. Whenever I've done any smoking I've just gone for a 5 min drive and striped some paper bark from a tree. I think any of our Eucalypt trees would work well and because they are so freely available there isn't a market in place for smoking wood.

I never thought about paper bark Attie, may have to send DH out into the bush on the weekend. I agree with the mild flavour fish, when you think about it, barramundi, flathead, snapper.
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