Is Peach Wood Safe?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by danj, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. danj

    danj Meat Mopper

    Is peach wood safe? I know the pit has arsnic in the center so is the wood itself safe to cook with?
     
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Peach wood is 100% safe to use, no worries.
     
  3. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    absolutely.........Lotsa people use it..No worries
     
  4. danj

    danj Meat Mopper

    excellent, we have apple and peach orcards about 10 miles from my house. I can get all the trimmings i want for free. I may even be able to get pear wood too. and Maple I have a boat load.
     
  5. csmith2884

    csmith2884 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Love peach wood for a light smoke flavor...chicken turkey and such all do well with peach.
     
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yup[​IMG]
     
  7. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Im not dead yet.Very good for smoking as mentioned.....
     
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not only is it safe but it is also an excellent wood to use.. Imparts a milder flavor and is often used with fish or poultry...
     
  9. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just make sure you season it before you use it.
    Average is one year but you can cut into small chunks and season in as little as 4-6 months depending.

    Just got my hands on some maple so I'm going to cut the smaller branches into 4x4 chunks and figure it should be well seasoned come Spring time.
     
  10. dave from mesa

    dave from mesa Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Not to hijack this thread but why do you have to let it season if you are going to wet when you use it? Can you use it fresh from the tree?
    Think I asked this yesterday but it didn't show up.
     
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes sir I have seen it at the wood gettin store a bunch of times too.[​IMG]
     
  12. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nope you better send it all to me for proper disposal [​IMG]


    Like others have said, it will provide a sweet mellow flavor.
     
  13. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you use it green (not seasoned) its got sap in it and moisture and first it wont burn good and it will put off black bitter smoke. You would not be able to eat the food it would taste horrible. It would be like smoking a cigar or cigarette with green tobacco leaves.....Somone else will chime in on this one Im sure shortly......
     
  14. dave from mesa

    dave from mesa Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the info. That does make sense.
     
  15. mistabob

    mistabob Meat Mopper

    Doesn't Myron, the smoker on that BBQ Pitmaster show, use peach wood?
     
  16. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    H uses liquid smoke and Kingsford...............
     
  17. mistabob

    mistabob Meat Mopper

    Guess I better try that then [​IMG] hahaha

    Is there a liquid smoke that gives meat a smoke ring? [​IMG]
     
  18. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nope!!!!!!!!!!! That guy is terrible and I dont like the show...Shouldnt have posted that..Sorry
     
  19. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sure. Don't try to eat it, or shove it up yer nostrils. Or grab it hot out of the pit. McDonald's disclaimer....
     
  20. mistabob

    mistabob Meat Mopper

    Hey, it's all good! I watch it just cause it's the only BBQ show I can find on tv and my wife will actually watch it with me cause she loves that reality show crap.

    Anyway, I still want to try peach wood. I've heard of other people using it and liking it.
     

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