wood for smoking

Discussion in 'Food Safety' started by graywolf36, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Going to do some pruning of my fruit trees.  Is pomegranate and fig wood safe to use in smoking.

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  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have seen some folks using pomegranite but have not seen anyone using fig
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If it's seasoned, why not give it a try?
     
  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I know the fig fruit has a latex type sap that causes a skin irritation to some people.  Don't know what it would do to the taste of your food or your lungs if you inhale it.  If you are trimming before bud break you won't have a lot of sap in the wood so you may be ok.

    Al
     
  5. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    Hmmmmm. If you are trimming before the Bud break do you default to Bush?

    just asking
     
  6. Talking about figs.  Just about all summer while I'm grilling I pick a few figs and put them on the grill.They are great, The ones that make it inside get a little cream cheese.
     

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