Anyone use orange tree wood?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by pandemonium, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    I am in the land of orange trees and have never tried it, is it any good?
  2. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Orange or really any fruit wood is relatively mild. Great for fish and chicken. I have use Orange, grapefruit, nectarine, peach and plum.
  4. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    use it all the is a mild smoke.
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Yes it is a really good wood for smoking. You don't think that God would make anything to do with the GATORS bad do you. He just forgot to make a tree blue in color. Hey he had alot on his plate to remember everything. So he made the sky blue then.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010
  6. vongrider

    vongrider Newbie

    In the 1940s and  1950S ,one of ther most famous barbeque restaurants in California, Moores Meat Pitt in Monrovia Caliufornia, used orange tree roots exclusively in their barbequeing process. I was the lucky guy in 1957 who built the fire at 4:00am with these roots and loaded the meat trays. The flavor was absolutely fantastic and I have never been successful matching this outstanding flavor with the use of Hickory, mesquite or other fruit woods. If you know where I can purchase some of these roots, at any cost, pleawse advise. 
  7. tbjoebbq ss

    tbjoebbq ss Fire Starter

    I like to use Lime wood on chicken. A lot like a marguerita chicken without wasting the tequila!
  8. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Since I don't live anywhere near where an orange tree would survive, I have bought chunks on ebay. Not real cheap, but if you're just using it for flavor wood, rather than the whole heat source, it works out okay.

    BTW, I think it's great with turkey!
  9. I have used Orange wood with chicken and I think it's great. Sometimes with a more delicate meat
    a more subtle smoke is better.

    I just decided that I am going to use it for my Thanksgiving turkey this year. I'm getting mine from BBQ'ers Delight.
    Burn it in my AMZNPS. Not too expensive that way. Heat comes from electric with my MES 30.

    Good luck! Give it a try!


  10. I just purchased Cherry, Apple, Pecan, and Orange wood chips from Cabela's online for $5 per bag. Can't wait to give them all a shot. Happy smoking!
  11. bgolden49

    bgolden49 Fire Starter

    If I can find orange wood chips in Mass. I would love to try it on sword fish or tuna.
  12. Well you might not be able to find them in Mass., but you can order them from Todd at AMZN. It's part of his BBQ Delight line (did he buy Candy out?)

    That's where I am getting mine. I am doing an orange wood smoked turkey tomorrow. It's all I use for Turkey now (along with my orange brine).    [​IMG]
  13. bgolden49

    bgolden49 Fire Starter

    I am about order my first amnps from Todd ....also extra will be in the cart ....Thanks for the reply
  14. aquaboogle

    aquaboogle Newbie

    I just used orange wood to smoke a couple of whole chickens, and it came out awesome! Here's my process:

    - Brine chicken in a mixture of kosher salt, raw sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, course pepper, and cayenne.

    - Started the smoker with lump charcoal to get it going, but I used only orange wood after that.

    - Smoked for about 4 hrs, wiggling between 220-240 degrees until I got an internal breast temp of about 170 degrees.

    Once done, the chickens came out moist and juicy - the smoke flavor and color was amazing.

    I highly recommend orange wood for poultry.
  15. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    A friend just sent me some Manzanita wood and it is awesome for smoking!  I never used Orange, but the brisket I smoked today with  Manzanita had a very mild, but flavorful smokey taste.  If you can't find Orange wood, see If you can get your hands on some well seasoned Manzanita
  16. Anyone who need to be supplied with orange trees wood, I'm your man.
  17. bekellog81

    bekellog81 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I have never had the chance to smoke with orange wood.  The closest thing to that here is Osage Orange[​IMG]  , but I am afraid the fire would get too hot!!!  No seriously I will have to try some orange wood !!!
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2016
  18. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Hi from SW Missouri[​IMG]   Osage Orange (Hedge apple) does burn hot when well seasoned!  Plenty of it around here also, but I'll not try it in the smoker.

    I about got a hernia last night!  The State had been using a huge, telescoping circular saw to trim trees along the right of way then chipping the smaller stuff and leaving the big ones lay.  The crews had cut them into 4-6 foot sections, so i pulled over last evening and loaded a half dozen logs in the truck.  One White Oak section was about 12 inches in diameter and a good 6 foot long, but I wasn't about to pass that one up!  The others were Red Oak, so I have a decent supply of wood to cut and split
  19. miso

    miso Newbie

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