Hello Folks. Need some help and advice that I think should be a concern for all smokers. NUT ALLERGIES! I had never given this any thought before but I read a short article ( don't remember where ) that said something about the oil in the nuts is what causes the allergic reaction and that the oil may also be transferred through the smoke from the wood to the food being smoked. My FIL has a nut allergy. It seems to be mostly cashews but he just doesn't want to risk ANY nuts as you can imagine. It is just LUCK that I have yet to use nut wood for anything he has eaten.
My advice is always if you have ANY doubt don't use it but I am just wondering if anyone has any verifiable info one way or the other. I know many of us smoke for friends and family. Sometimes for large crowds. If this is a real risk we should ALL be concerned.
I DO remember it being an obscure reference and provided very little info that was verifiable but it did concern me. It did sound to me to be a logical "possibility". I have tried to find an answer but not anything you could take to the bank.
So there it is folks. IF IN DOUBT LEAVE IT OUT! or does someone know the "the rest of the story"? All help appreciated. Keep Smokin!