pecan for smoking

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by deepwoodsdeacon, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Anyone ever used nuts, pecan, hickory, walnut or the like for smoking fuel. Hmmm.. pistachios...
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Search for ChefRob doing some smoking with Pistachios - I seem to remember he did one a while back
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    It sure seem like an awful lot of work. Now you have to crack the shell and remove the nuts fruit so it won't blow up I guess. Go For It and let us know.
  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    You know when I didn't have access to pecan wood I would go to a nearby pecan shelling plant and ask for the shells.  They made good smoke when used in smaller amounts.

    You have a lot of fat in nut meat. Never did it but I would believe with something like pecan you would get a dark almost black smoke from all the oil and carbohydrates in the nut meat. 
  5. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well I use alot of Pecan.  I do know a plant of some sort down here tosses the shells as scrap according to a old neighbor.  Hmmm.  Couple trash bags full of shells maybe?   
  6. I've never used nut shells for smoking but have read about it and have seen a couple vendors that offer pecan and hazelenut. I have used (a little bit) of corncob smoking pork with good results. Might be interesting. I understand that walnut wood is quite potent so the shells may be similar. 

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