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Chestnut?

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A recent wind storm here took down some branches that I volunteered to cut up. I did a search on here but didn't find a definitive answer as to if this is good to smoke with. Any experience with chestnut?

 

Or should I just use it in the fire pit?

 

post #2 of 5

I've not used it but I've always heard fruit and nut trees are good wood.  ...but that is deceiving because Black Walnut is NOT good IMHO.

 

Here's a post on it: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/137229/chestnut-wood-for-smokin  and another one here; http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/73196/chestnut  Neither poster says they did it and what it was like.

post #3 of 5

I agree , you could do a test to check it... when cured , burn a little and smell the smoke ; if like Black Walnut, it will be very astringent to the nose .

post #4 of 5

I believe that chestnut is a member of the hickory family.....

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Originally Posted by Phoenix Rising View Post

I believe that chestnut is a member of the hickory family.....

 

oak family.they say its just as good as hickory. light, sweet and nutty flavor is hows its been described to me.
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