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Walnut...using the nut itself

post #1 of 6
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I know many say walnut makes to strong of a taste. But I have a walnut tree in my yard & last year a branch came down. So I thought I would try it. I actually like it. It's not to strong for each his own I guess icon_smile.gif

The question I have is right now the friggin' walnuts are droppin' like crazy & I always hate this time of year because of that. I have to be careful where I park my car & stuff like that. PDT_Armataz_01_19.gif

But that made me think of something as I was smoking this week. icon_cool.gif I have a crap load of walnuts from my tree...hmmmmm icon_question.gificon_question.gificon_question.gif...Can I use them to smoke with biggrin.gif I would want to leave the husk of if possible because I sure don't want to husk them. icon_rolleyes.gif My concern is there are 3 parts to the nut...the husk, the shell, and the meat of the nut. I'm pretty sure the shell & meat of the nut will be fine icon_wink.gif But not so sure about the husk icon_neutral.gif I really don' t want to husk them. If I have to do that I will just leave them all for the squirrels again this year. icon_sad.gif

Anyone have any ideas about the husks? Plus I'm sure they would be dried and brown when I go to use them, but right now they are all green as they fall off the tree. Any plusses or minuses to them being green if I try them?

post #2 of 6
I would say that would be a big mistake... Walnuts with the hulls on would give everything a real bitter taste I believe. Also until they are dried you would have one big BROWN MESS.

Advertise them on Craig's list if you don't want them Black Walnuts sell good around here in the Kansas City area...
post #3 of 6
My best experience is with using the shells, regardless of the type of nut.
post #4 of 6
I Used to have a huge walnu tree before the ice storm took it down. I threw the walnuts on the fire a couple times and the husks are bitter as all get out. Don't do it.
post #5 of 6
Not that sure about walnuts but I know things like peach pits and some other big seed type fruits have certain harmful chemicals in them that get released when burned.
I wouldn't risk using them.
post #6 of 6
I have used hickory nuts. We had several hickory trees in the yard when I lived outside of Atlanta. The hulls do give abitter taste but the shell and nut meat were fine.

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