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Pecan Shells

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Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this question, if not could the Mod's move it to where it should be.


I wanted to know if anyone has used pecan shells to smoke with and if so did you have to anything special with them?


Thanks for the help.


post #2 of 12

I've wondered about that, too, let's see what answers come in.

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post #4 of 12
Yes you can use nut shells for smoking. Pistachio and pecan are used quite often.
post #5 of 12

I have done a rough grind in coffee grinder and put in amps. loved the results.

Charles t.

post #6 of 12

I always have a couple of 5 gallon buckets full under my smokers. Be careful though....... the nut's meat when burned makes the smoke bitter. so try and pick out the pieces. Also look for a heavy plastic bucket with a lid to keep them in, they draw rats, mice, and squirrels like crazy!


I always throw some in the pit while grilling, they work great in the chip tray on a MES, as well as the cold smoker. You can use the foil snake trick with them also an old tin can with holes punched in the bottom.


I have not tryed grinding them.

Edited by Foamheart - 12/19/14 at 10:56am
post #7 of 12
I've used Mac nut shells before. The only thing I didn't like was it was like using wood chips: you get a lot of smoke for a little while then nothing.

I bet mixing some with some pellets and putting in a amnts would work good...
post #8 of 12
Hmmmm, pecan shell smoked squirrel.
post #9 of 12

yea squirrels eat nuts, i eat squirrels. sounds like a heck of a combo.

good luck and MERRY CHRISTMASnewyear.gif

post #10 of 12

As said above. Nut shells are often used. now where is that squirrel :781:

Happy smoken.


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post #12 of 12

I always save my pistachio shells for just such a thing.

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