Re: Sweet Magnolia
I wondered about magnolia trees also since we have a lot of them around here. I found that the magnolia is very closely related to the yellow poplar and this is what was said about the poplar:
1. Do I really have to state in print not to use construction lumber scraps in your smoker or barbecue? Well, here I go. Most of these scraps are resinous pine or fir; some are treated or contain glue, like plywood. All are useless for cooking or smoking purposes. And, under no circumstances should you grill or smoke over woods such as cottonwood, willow, pine, or poplar.
Stick to the woods listed below and youâ€™ll produce great heat and fragrant smoke. And when you consider smoking foods, think of the wood as a spice to add flavor instead of just being a fuel."
This info was at this web address:http://www.fiery-foods.com/dave/wood.asp
I really didn't think it would be much good since they are very nearly evergreen. Some leaves turn brown and fall off but they are really not a deciduous tree.