Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by smokerrookie, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Well with me being new to the smoking, I thought I had better get on here and ask. Just got home from my grandma's, and she had a peach tree and a walnut tree cut out of her yard. I went ahead and took the wood off her hands, so what kinda stuff can I expect from these woods?
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Have heard everything from poison to good for the 'nut, but peach is a fruitwood... dunno of any bad ones.
    Personally, I'm gonna try the walnut in a couple weeks. One coming down close to me.
  3. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Peach is very nice, but light. I mix it with oak (of course, I mix everything with oak, so go figure). Make sure it's well seasoned though or the taste will be "wangy". I split mine and let it set for at least 6 months.

    Personally, I've never tried walnut, but I would have to think it would be very over powering. Let us know (you to, Rich)
  4. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Peach, nectarine. I have both of those. Light woods, good with poultry. [​IMG]
  5. rodbuilder

    rodbuilder Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I have a few cords of walnut firewood that I have been using for a couple of months now. I mix about 1/3 oak with it. This walnut is very mild and don't have a bite to it at all. I'm not sure about any of the other walnut species but if they are anything like the they should be ok...

    The guy I got it from told me it was Kirk walnut but I have not been able to find any information at all on the internet about it. So I figure he didn't know what kind it was... It is definitely walnut because we filled several bags with walnuts from under the trees that were still standing...
  6. bubba t

    bubba t Fire Starter

    I've also heard the poison thing about using peach, I've been told to use I've avoided completely.
    Good qusetion! I would like to know....
  7. I have one more question fella's. What is the difference in wild cherry and just a tame cherry tree. I've got a wild cherry falling down and was wondering if I could use it.
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have used both, and notice little difference. Maybe wild seemed a bit more acid/tart/twangy? But it was all good.

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