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post #1 of 23
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Well the road in front of the company is finally being widened. I have been waiting 2 years for the 2 good size pecan trees in the easment to come down and today was the day. Nice thing was when I told the city contracted cutters I wanted the wood they had it bucked up in 15 inch sticks and piled on the company property! I hauled home about a full cord tonight. PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #2 of 23
Nice score! My step son's friend from Arkansas is coming out hunting the end of the month and is bringing a stack of pecan for us. Happy smoking days!
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post #4 of 23

Mmmmmm Pecan :)-

Trade some Shag Hick. for some Pecan?PM me.!!!
post #5 of 23
Dang Rick, even a blind hawg finds a acorn, I mean pecan every once in a while.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 23
How does pecan differ from hickory?
Do different types of wood burn / smoke at different rates if all other variables are the same?

I just bought 1/3 cubic foot in chunk form for $4.99 locally to try something different (hickory exclusive) since starting my walk in smoke couple months ago. I have loin in cure that will be ready on Saturday for my first attempt at CB...what knowledge I have is with hickory, but busting at the seams to try the pecan. Any suggestions?
post #7 of 23
You can use either and have great results. When I make sausage I used to use 100% hickory dust with great results. I ran out of that and tend to use whatever hardwood I can cut up with my chainsaw (oak, pecan, hickory etc.) When BBQing, you have to go easy on the hickory, though. I always heard the rule of thumb is 80% oak (or other mild wood) and 20% hickory. I don't know why it goes well in the sausage process and not in the BBQ, but straight hickory can really sour the meat in BBQ.

Pecan is a close cousin to hickory but has a more mellow smoke. It is possible to oversmoke with pecan but you really have to try.
post #8 of 23
Congrats on the score. This past spring I started a dozen or so pecan trees from the nut. I planted them last week. In about 10 years or so they should be big enough to cut and use.
post #9 of 23
Great score Rick!
post #10 of 23
What a score you made and to have it all cutt up and stacked is more then great.
post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 
Pecan is sometimes called hickory light. It is a bit sweeter IMO but a bit milder overall. Be carefull with a full smoke of hickory. I was into it about the same time you are now long ago and found out the hard way hickory can get way too strong fast if not carefull. Good luck!
post #12 of 23
Great score Rick PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #13 of 23
I know myself and my family are not big fans of hickory, I mean it's ok but oak and cherry wood is our go to woods. Oh yeah, mulberry too.
post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 
I have pear and pecan and oak. Not much apple down here but I used it alot back in Missouri. Guess my favorites would be pecan, apple, oak.
post #15 of 23

Shooter Rick

Shooter Rick, Hated by squirrels all over!
Nice score my friend.
post #16 of 23
OHHHH YEAAAAHHHH! Way to keep an eye out and jump on the chance to score it for the right price. I love pecan wood. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #17 of 23
nice score. wish we had pecan up here. I use alot of hickory and cherry.
post #18 of 23
I'm jealous. Pecan is the one wood that I cannot find in MI.
post #19 of 23
Never tried mulberry,Is it good? I have them growing everywhere.
post #20 of 23
Mulberry is a real nice wood for smoking. It also has a high BTU, higher than oak as a matter of fact.
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