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post #21 of 29

Okay not to hijack this thread but what about sassafras.  I have a boat load of that!

post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by tommerr View Post

Now here is a flyer for you. I have walnut trees in my area. How about using the nuts for smoking??



Why not smoke the nuts and eat them instead?


Edited by cliffcarter - 1/29/11 at 4:00pm
post #23 of 29

Can cedar wood be used for smoking a butt?

post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by LENNYO View Post

Can cedar wood be used for smoking a butt?


Where do you live.... Helps to answer a lot of questions....

http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/wood-allergies-and-toxicity/
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by LENNYO View Post
 

Can cedar wood be used for smoking a butt?

 

The short answer is no.

The long answer is that cedar is used for cold smoking salmon and fish is cooked on cedar grilling planks, however these two facts do not mean that you can successfully use cedar smoke over a long period of time to BBQ a pork butt.

 

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Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post

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Where do you live.... Helps to answer a lot of questions....

http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/wood-allergies-and-toxicity/

 

The list on the site is misleading IMHO because there are many commonly used smoking woods listed, such as ash, maple, oak and black cherry. It also appears that the irritant/toxic effects are from the dust created from wood working.

post #26 of 29

What about old wood? Some nice piece of apple or whatever that has been out in the weather long enough for the bark to rot off. When is a good log too old and dody? Or what about old wood that has been in dry storage - not rotted, just a few years old?

post #27 of 29
Aged and seasoned hardwoods/fruitwoods are excellent....
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by BlueWhisper View Post
 

What about old wood? Some nice piece of apple or whatever that has been out in the weather long enough for the bark to rot off. When is a good log too old and dody? Or what about old wood that has been in dry storage - not rotted, just a few years old?

It's fine to use.

post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by jjwdiver View Post

hmmmm.. Now I'm wondering if Papaya would work?  Anyone???   

Papaya is a very soft wood and not suitable for smoking. Guava is a good tropical wood (I've heard it's very similar to apple wood but I've never used apple wood so I don't know). I don't know what kind of trees you have there but I use kiawe (Hawaiian mesquite), guava, ohia and coffee wood a lot. I, just this past week, also got mango, avocado, candlenut (I don't know if this is okay to smoke), and some mesquite that was imported and is growing at one of our resorts.
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