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The Woodpecker
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Thanks ye mighty Cajuns!



I wanted to take a second and thank ya'll for all the great ideas for our VT Smoke-House. As you well know up here in VT the food is -to say the least- lacking.
Recently, I reached out to you guys regarding our recently obtained BBQ pits and Smoke-House. Slowly, we have been using a few recipes and they are (to say the least) a HIT. Our lunch numbers have doubled and two local magazines are coming to do articles on the new Cajun Flare in Yankee land.
So, being a south LA boy it is really good to hear from Ya'll and better to finally be eating decent again...and yes I have put on a few LB's.
Thanks again, and keep them flowing in.
p.s. anyone near the area please stop in and say hello.
TheWoodpecker







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HeadyMurphey
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quote:

the new Cajun Flare in Yankee land


details?






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OTIS2
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Good deal!





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The Woodpecker
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I guess the thing is they really don't BBQ up here. When they do it is flat and tasteless. Every meat ( Chix, Pork, Beef, etc.) all taste the same. We are adding the right spices and taking the time to do it right. The Valley News is coming to check it out and so is WoodStock Magazine. Again, thanks. If this makes me rich and you can make it here, the BEER is on me. Pecker





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The Woodpecker
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One quick question. We are currently using Ash Wood for the smoker. I have a feeling it is because of cost, not sure though. Is this right? What is the best wood for smoking Beef, Pork, and Chicken. Again, it's turning out good, but I want perfect. Thanks again, Pecker.





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PBeard
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Mild (best for foods that are not heavily seasoned or sauced). Alder, apple, cherry, grape, maple, mulberry, orange, and peach.

Strong (best for strong flavored foods with lots of spice and/or sauce). Hickory, mesquite, oak, pecan, walnut, and whiskey barrel.






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The Woodpecker
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Is Ash just no good, or are these are just better, cause I'll have them change today. Thanks





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hungryone
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What part of VT? Lovely state with lots of interesting food businesses.





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PBeard
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I wouldn't use ash.





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The Woodpecker
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We are located in Quechee, right on the NH border. Pretty much East Central.





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hungryone
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I was in that hood last year at this time....beautiful in the springtime. Quechee Gorge is pretty awesome to a flat lander. I was impressed by the quality and variety of offerings from small producers at stores in the region: seemed like every gas station or corner store had local honey, maple syrup, local cheeses, baked goods, sweets, etc. you could really see how a cottage food law allowing home-kitchen produced items to be sold commercially was making an impact on the rural economy.

Who makes your bread? So much quality baking in that area.






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htownjeep
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Is Ash just no good, or are these are just better, cause I'll have them change today. Thanks

It burns too hot if I remember correctly. I've never used it and I never really want to. Staples to have around (in my opinion) are Pecan, Hickory, Mesquite, Apple, Cherry and Oak. And then it just depends on what you're cooking.






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hungryone
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Ash does burn fast, but it's fairly mild. If you and your customers like the taste, then use it. I'm a big fan of cherry, and I'll bet you can find some VT cabinetmaker who uses cherry and arrange to buy scrap suitable for smoking. Toes furniture builders generate lots of nice planer trimmings, sawdust, etc.


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The Woodpecker
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Yep, the local Produce, Dairy, and of course the Syrups are outstanding. We recently had a chance to go to Sugar Bush farms and were amazed. We start carry a brooder variety of their products in June.
Yea, we just got another cord of Ash and as soon as we are close to the end of it I am ordering something else.
And yes it is beautiful here, but still Winter. Woke up this morning and temp was in the low twenties. Ready for a bit of summer.






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The Woodpecker
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Thanks for the idea re: Cherry scraps. I'll try that. Again, anyone near the area come visit.





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The Woodpecker
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Gotta go get on someones arse for not starting the pits on time, so i'm off the keys for a while. Please keep ideas coming and THANKS. The Woodpecker.





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CITWTT
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Add peach to the mix.





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htownjeep
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Add peach to the mix.

I saw that in a previous post and made note of it. I haven't seen it around but then again I haven't been looking for it. I'm intrigued. Mostly for pork and chicken I'm guessing?






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CITWTT
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Chicken first, pork second, beef Nien.





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htownjeep
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Just found this site and has a LOT of different types of woods. Not cheap, but most things that are worth having usually aren't!

Fruitawood






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