What's the Deal With My Pecan?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by nick, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. nick

    nick Meat Mopper

    This is the first time I'm starting a smoke with pecan. It looks like it's taking forever to get going. Is that normal? The wood is totally dry as is the smoker....It did rain earlier but everything was/is secure. I added some hickory and it seems to combust wayyyy quicker. Is this how it is with Pecan compared to Hickory?
  2. nick

    nick Meat Mopper

    Ken, they really seem to both be well seasoned. I threw in 2 hickory splits and bam, they took off. The Pecan is burning good too now. Maybe the Pecan is a lil bit denser than Hickory? Or maybe I'm the one that's dense! LOL . Maybe I was rushing too much knowing that it'll be 10 pm before I eat my babybacks.
  3. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I always use a bed of lump in my smoker and never a prob with pecan. It should be seasoned and I assume yours is. You can over do with pecan so be careful. Good Luck
  4. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    TH had a point..I have a ton of pecan..if it is seasoned..it burns with the best of them, and for me normally will out last some other hard woods. sound like you have her under controll.

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