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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Does anyone have experience with privet for smoking? It's plentiful on my property, small, easy to cut, and I want it gone anyway. I am not worried about ruining a batch of meat, but I don't want toxins.

post #2 of 6

Buy some Machetes ,invite over a bunch of friends , get them drunk and point them toward the problem and have a Bonfire... easy and free :ROTF


Or , a guaranteed solution , invite a local Biker club over for free beer and set them free... nothing left...

post #3 of 6

Cut and dry a little and try it. Privet is first cousin to lilac.

post #4 of 6
Additional Common Names: Privet, Amur, Wax-leaf
Scientific Name: Ligustrum vulgare
Family: Oleaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Terpenoid glycosides
Clinical Signs: Gastrointestinal upset (most common), incoordination, increased heart rate, death (rare).
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Seems as though the prudent cautious thing to do is to use something else.  The saying in aviation is, "There are no old, bold pilots."

post #6 of 6
I heard walnut give people a reaction also but I dont know why. I would believe however, that if you reduced the privet into lump charcoal, the removal of the organic material would render it harmless, but I dont actually know, and would have to read more on the Terpenoid glycosides.
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