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Grape Vine

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Is grape vine any good for smoking? What meats/veggies would it be good on? What flavor does it produce?
post #2 of 11
Yes, it is... but I've never had access to it to use it. BUTT, I found this:

post #3 of 11
Hey ISO ...

Download my Smoking Wood Flavor Chart it'll save you some time and argrivation!


I kept some trimming from this spring to try out. Haven't tried it yet though still looks wet.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Very cool Debi. Lots of very good information up there. Gave me a couple of ideas for smoking a turkey this year.

Interesting the you do not have mango wood listed. Is this not a good smoking wood?
post #5 of 11
It works, but it takes quite a bit. I have a grapevine that grows along my back fence and the MIL has one in her yard. Whenever I trim them, I keep what I trim off and dry it for a week or so be for using.
post #6 of 11
Dutch -
it's good to smoke grapevine after only a week? I got a bushel I've been saving since spring trimming. Been dying to try it.


I haven't seen any references that say one way or the other if you can smoke with mango. I don't recall every seeing it used when I was stationed in Hawaii either. I have heard (not confirmed) that you shouldn't smoke with palm or coconut trees and Mango trees looks similar. I don't want to print something that might hurt someone. Until it's confirmed I won't add it to the list.
post #7 of 11
If anyone in southeast MI needs/wants grapevine, I cut about a pickup load last fall (Oct 06). Seasoned and ready to go. It's piled up behind my house in the woods.
post #8 of 11
Just an aside, while willow is the American favorite, in Europe grapevine charcoal is considered the best charcoal for the manufacturer of black powder. Particularly for use in fireworks. Never got the chance to try it myself but would like to someday.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Just following up on the grapevine wood. Good stuff. This one is definately a keeper. Wish I had picked up more for smoking during the winter.

Smoked a 12# turkey, a few 3# fatties, and 6 ears of sweet corn on Labor Day with Cherry for about the first half then added the grape vine. Nice subtle flavor with deep penetration in the fatties. The cherry did over power the grape vine a bit, but I got enough grapevine smoke into the turkey that the flavor was in the breast meat.

Smoked another batch of fatties and spam bricks for use in lumpia for a luau last weekend. Only used grapevine this time and went to a hotter smoke because I was short on time. Good flavor and worked well with the other ingrediants in the lumpia. Didn't over power the dipping sauce. Many of the diners tried the dipping sauces but opted for no sauce in the end.
post #10 of 11
Are you close to Howell, Mi?
post #11 of 11
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No. Monroe, WA.
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