Black walnut is strong, just make sure it is seasoned, Green Walnut is not good at all !!!
Hi, I have tried several times walnut wood chips separately and mixed with other flavors and can definitely state that walnut as a smoking wood has very strong and bitter taste and smell. Only mixing with some sweet fruit trees would make it better for the meat. By the way, the smoke from a walnut tree is acrid and grilling becomes unpleasant process. I have also tried different brands and stores and there is a huge different between them, because of different sizes, packages etc.. I personally think that ecowoodbbq.com has almost the best quality/price ratio. Have bought 4 or 5 times from this store and every time perfect delivery and quality, but the price is overstated for a little, that's from negative. Walnut wood chips that I bought there weren't so caustic and strong as usual. Mix such light walnut tree with apple or cherry and you will get really interesting smoke, consequently taste and smell.