If there ain't no wood, it ain't no good!

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Original poster
Oct 19, 2017
A builder called me when footprint of a new house required a pecan tree to come down. Now I have about 300 pounds of chunked dried pecan for smoking. I used up three Brinkman smokers, putting thin "planks" of pecan directly onto the heating element. Now I have one of the electric fully-enclosed smokers and need smaller splinters of wood for the hot chamber.

Cool weather makes possible smoking ducks and hanging up whole hams under cure. My junior son likes to cook smoked duck and oyster gumbo for Christmas. This year, for the first time in 20 years, we will cure, smoke, and cook a Maryland Stuffed Ham. Will use the pecan wood along with a chuck or two of green sugar cane to get the correct flavor. Good things are happening along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
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Jan 6, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the forum from a beautiful (much needed)rainy day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about everything.



Master of the Pit
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Aug 25, 2017
Mmmm Amish/Maryland stuffed ham.Haven't had it in a while - too long!
I doubt most people have ever had it as It is pretty unique/niche.
You have a good recipe you wanna share with us ?


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