Some advice needed

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by wthomas13, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. I have a source for fresh mesquite wood and I would like to know if there is any special prep I have to be aware of before I start using it to smoke
  2. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    For the mesquite wood, all I do is remove any loose bark and then toss it into the pit.  That's AFTER it's well seasoned (dry).

    Keep in mind, mesquite has a very heavy flavor and will sometimes over power your food with its flavor.  I'd start with a known neutral type of wood and add a little mesquite and see how the taste goes.  If it's good, but a little lighter flavor than you want, add a bit more mesquite on the next cook.
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