The wonderful thing about retirement it gives you the extra time to dream up crazy things, wondering if it would work! Have some old fashioned loose popcorn kernels, a partial bag, and got staring at it "hmmmm.. I wonder...". Took some out to where I hang my Q-Matz...perfect - the kernels won't fall through! Next morning...
Spread some out on a Q-Matz, and lit up the AMNPS with corn cob pellets:
1 row would give me a 4+ hour smoke! Let 'er rip (well, smolder..!) and at 4½ hours later, poured into a container, and compared:
definitely a very nice color change! A couple hours later, I tested a tablespoonful in a covered glass bowl with a bit of oil and salt in the microwave:
(no picture... sorry.... that's food there! Time to eat!!)
Well, not much difference. Going to let it sit for a week and see if the flavor intensifies, like cheese mellowing .... it being absorbed into the kernel if possible.
Meanwhile, got thinking again... (ruh roh) .... put some in a salt shaker and see if it emanates a smoky aroma! It sure smells intense when I open the container! Or, how about tying some in mesh, like a sashet? Put in (non-absorbing) presents? Like giving some smoked cheese? Make or buy at a craft store small wooden boxes, put some inside, then you can slide open the cover to let the aroma fiil the room? You don't necessarily have to pop them, they smell great! (if you're a meat smoker, lol!~)
Anybody with other ideas?