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Old 01-06-2011, 04:09 PM   #11
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Well now here's what I was thinking...

The city comes down the alley in a week or so with a wood chipper to mulch up all the Christmas trees. I wonder if they could do a few logs of apple for me? And if they can...how the hell do I catch it at the other end???
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:10 PM   #12
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I use an ax to make chips. It can be a lot of work if you need a lot and you will need to use fairly large limbs or else you will break them rather than cut them.
I reckon you might be able to rent a wood chipper somewhere...but if you do you should have a large supply of wood to make it worth your while and money.
You could always buy a wood chipper, but they are very pricey.
Perhaps a neighbor might be willing to go in with you on renting a chipper.
I have tried using a chainsaw to make chips and while it will work it is really not the best way.
A good sharp whittling knife would do but would be slow.
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Definitely a wood chipper would be the way to go, but I would tell the city to come by your place first, so the blade and chute don't get all gummy with pine sap That would make for some nasty wood chips fo sho.
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You don't think they wash that chipper between uses do you?
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Something is telling me no.
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Definitely a wood chipper would be the way to go, but I would tell the city to come by your place first, so the blade and chute don't get all gummy with pine sap That would make for some nasty wood chips fo sho.
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You don't think they wash that chipper between uses do you?
A girl can dream! And who knows, maybe that pine sap would add a little je ne sais quoi to the smoke!
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I am thinking yer best best is to get the hatchet out.

Oddly enough I have never seen pin sap as a commercially available food flavoring.. you might start a new trend.
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I am thinking yer best best is to get the hatchet out.

Oddly enough I have never seen pin sap as a commercially available food flavoring.. you might start a new trend.
They put it in Buckley's, so it must be good for you!
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Alix, you use a conventional smoker? I've been anxious to try salmon in my stove top smoker, but my husband claims he doesn't like salmon. He loves his bagels and lox, so I don't get it. I don't like grilled salmon either, but smoked salmon is another story I think.
I have an assortment of wood chips that came with the smoker so I'm paying close attention here. Good to know about the pecan wood, Frank, and I have some!
Same here. My dh doesn't like cooked salmon. I had to convince him to taste the (cold) smoked salmon. He was surprised he liked it. I love cold smoked salmon and gravad lax, but the cooked stuff makes me gag.
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