My Little Chief likes moist but not wet chips/dust
E Cochran wrote:I think it's a great idea if you can find the right market.
We always use aged wood that we soak for smoking. Until I read this thread I didn't even realize you could use green wood. Duh. Of course our fruit wood trimmings go to our goats and rabbits. They especially love the apple so we smoke mainly with pecan wood. I have buckets and buckets of the stuff.
Craig Dobbelyu wrote:I used to feed apple wood branches to my rabbits. They eat all the green bark off and leave a nice clean stick ready to use in the smoker. If you find a way to keep the wood from hitting the bottom of the cage, it'll stay pretty clean. It works really well in the growers' cage. Eight growing fryers will strip a 1/2 inch thick, 2foot long stick in about a minute and a half. Give it a rinse (to wash the rabbit spit off ) and head to the chop saw to make apple biscuits for the smoker.
Rabbits are awesome at so much stuff!
Wes Hunter wrote:
A tangent, perhaps, but another potential use for branches and twigs: in the past I have just left piles of prunings lying around, and have noticed that our resident wild bunnies feast on them. Makes me wonder if this might not be an easy way to deter them from debarking apple tree saplings one is trying to establish. If there is ample wood lying around, easy to find and plentiful, might the rabbits not be more likely to gorge themselves thereupon and thus be less likely to find and girdle the scattered living trees?