Originally Posted by BrewBQ
good to know I just trimmed some branches off of my peach tree this morning and plan to use some of them for a smoke this weekend was thinking of doing some chicken with a peach habenaero home made hot sauce to top te chix off!
You may want to "season" it or let it dry. If it's just branches, many people let it dry for 1-3 months, depending on size, temp and humidity. I've heard just putting in on the grill grates for an hour or so at 250 will help dry it.
The stuff I buy is 3-4 months old. The smoke flavor profile is a tiny bit different than well seasoned Peach (~1 year) but I like a little "green" to my wood.