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Adding spices to the wood for smoking

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by phoenix rising, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. I have heard that some guys use wood from whiskey barrels, and others add an onion to their fire for smoking (which I did, and it made a nice addition to the ribs) but has anyone added spices to their fire??  I was thinking as a drink a lot of licorice and mint tea that maybe I could rip the bags open after I use them and toss the leaves into the fire for a different taste.  Has anyone tried this??
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2013
  2. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Spices and teas generally will burn quickly.  You could try sprinkling them in smoldering pellets and perhaps get a little scent. 

    Teas, dry herbs and spices work very well in my Smoking Gun though.

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