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Forum topic by JP61 posted 04-04-2016 06:14 AM 601 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-04-2016 06:14 AM

Hey guys!

Perhaps someone here could help me out?

So there’s this food called (Kurtos Kalacs (Hungarian)) Chimney Cake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNUSYA6NHqU

I’d like to make this on my Weber charcoal grill and rotisserie attachment.
If I have the right info, the wooden spit used to make this “cake” is made from European Beech. I haven’t been able to find any locally. Is there a native hardwood(s) that could be safely used for this purpose.

Thank you in advance for any help.


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#1 posted 04-04-2016 02:53 PM

I think finding European beech locally in the states might be a problem. LOL I wood think Maple wood work. .......... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#2 posted 04-04-2016 03:49 PM


I think finding European beech locally in the states might be a problem. LOL I wood think Maple wood work. .......... Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

Thanks Jerry!

I have found a few places online here in the states that sell it, but not locally.
My knowledge on types of wood is very much lacking. I’m assuming they make these spits from European beech because the material is prevalent. Not sure it has anything to do with food safety. They also somehow “season” the spits before use. I’m thinking any native hardwoods used to make cutting boards should work?

I’m all ears :-)

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#3 posted 04-04-2016 06:18 PM

Jerry, thanks again!

I ordered a length of hard maple stock. Like you said, it should work fine.

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#4 posted 04-05-2016 03:16 AM

Ikea sells a lot of it, but I think it’s mostly veneer.

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#5 posted 04-05-2016 05:58 PM

European beech is common and dirt cheap here, but you have to buy it at a hardwood dealer.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 04-09-2016 02:30 AM

Thanks guys!

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