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chinese pistache?

preston897

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ive got a pretty large chinese pistache in my back yard. has anyone used it for smoking? i need to do some pruning as we go into winter here in texas. im got a peach tree, a red oak, and a fruiting and fruitless mulberry. ill use all for smoke woods. but didnt know about this one
 

Mr. Zorg

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I've used pistachio tree wood from California for smoking, I have no idea if that's the same as chinese pistache. Very mild flavor when I used it for a 9 lb BostonButt, and I prefer a more robust smoke flavor. I plan to try smoking some cheese with it in my bullet smoker once the weather gets a bit cooler here.

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bauchjw

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I didn’t even know there was a Chinese pistachio! Haha! I’d say if it’s hard and not toxic to try it!
 

nicetomeatyou

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My understanding is that the Chinese Pistache is not technically a pistachio tree but it is a cousin of it. Because of that I'm not sure of its toxicity when burned. All I know is it's a really ugly tree... until it's not.
 

Mr. Zorg

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Urishiol is certainly noted for numerous trees, including cashew, mango, and pistachio.


Maybe you can ask an arborist?
 

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