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Mahogany wood

poacherjoe

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Years ago I was given several bags of Mahogany chips that I used on the Weber . I don't see any mention on this forum about it's use so I wanted to share the info. It has a very tasty smoke flavor so if you can get your hands on some give it a try. There is a Meatshop in Bishop California that only uses it for their product and they do sell the chips but they are pricey. Best bet is to go to the mountains and find some fallen branches and bring them home .
 

chilerelleno

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Are you sure you don't mean Manzanita wood?

Mahogany sawdust is potentially harmful and taste bad. It has some carcinogenic properties.

And as far as I know the only place where actual Mahogany grows in the U.S. is Florida.

Manzanita on the other hand taste good, is safe, grows all through the Western regions of the U.S. and is regularly sold for BBQ/smoking.
 
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chilerelleno

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Ah ha!
What's being used is Mountain Mahogany.
Completely different stuff, this is not even related to the African/ Philippine Mahogany hardwood lumber commonly used for building furniture, boats and more.
 

motocrash

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Yeah, I kind of already figured that out, thanks.
For some things it is best to be specific.
I see this man.
I sure didn't see the "someone is responding to this thread" whilst typing,as there used to be.?
Amen on the being specific thing...
 

poacherjoe

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Sorry I will sit in the timeout chair for the rest of the day ! Anyhow you can purchase the chips from the place in Bishop and see for yourself just how good these are..
 

normanaj

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I've worked with enough mahogany to know you'd be poisoning yourself if you used it in the smoker.

Ipe smoked brisket anyone?
 

kit s

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You don't have to sit in chair my friend. Have family who uses what they call mahogany (which as hili stated is mountain and not a true mahogany, but a hard wood of some type) for bbqing. They are in eastern Nevada where between them and cotton wood is about all you can q with.
 

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