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Saving Nut Shells

post #1 of 7
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I just thought of this, does anyone save the shells from various nuts for smoking wood? Seems like there might be some unknown flavors out there like chestnut, sunflower,........icon_idea.gif
post #2 of 7
There are several posts using Pistacchio nuts - the idea of using pecan shells or walnuts is very interesting
post #3 of 7
Never thought about that, I put all the shells from nuts crushed and into the compost pile, good for it.
Never put the nuts in the compost though.
post #4 of 7
I have used both pecan shells and whole hickory nuts for smoking. They work great just like the wood.

post #5 of 7
Anyone know of a place that would sell pecan shells by chance? i seen smokecage has them but no where else really.
post #6 of 7

Pistacchio shells

Here in NorCal, we have a lot of Pistacchio groves. Most of the shells are ground up as a supplement for bird food. I just bought 10# of pistacchio shells fro $12.40. Used abut 2.5# on the first smoke. They lasted for about 30 minutes of smoking. IMHO they are not worth the price or time.
post #7 of 7
Now that does sound alittle expensive to by them but if you eat the nuts I guess it wouldn't be that bad I guess.
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