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Orange wood chips

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by Kevin DeShazo, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Kevin DeShazo

    Kevin DeShazo Newbie

    Does anyone know of a source for orange wood chips to use in an MES?

    Have an orange, black tea and bourbon brine turkey I wanna try in the smoker.

    Thought using orange wood with a bit of bourbon char directly from a distillery would be quite delicious.

    Or what would be a good substitue to use. Im gonna do a trial run using mesquite and bourbon char first. If its a hit, Id like to try the orange wood.
  2. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    My wife bought me some at cabelas. Seem to work good.
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  3. drunkenmeatfist

    drunkenmeatfist Smoking Fanatic

    I got some at Academy once. Was good on fish.
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  4. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Wonder how orange peel would work . I used to use orange wedges in a Weber kettle on the coals . Had the orange left over from brine for turkeys . Wonder if you dried them out and used in the MES ? If Adam says you can buy the chips that would be the way to go .
  5. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I've never used the chips, but orange pellets in my AMNPS with the MES is one of my favorite woods. Goes great with pork, honey butter, chicken, and a lot of desserts.
    I really don't see any reason why orange peel wouldn't work fine too, if you dried the peels. Fresh peels have a lot of oil in them and could catch fire.
  6. Kevin DeShazo

    Kevin DeShazo Newbie

    Hmmmm orange peel might be an good option if I can find the chips. I'll poke around on line and see what I can find. Or if the mesquite is good, maybe Ill stick with that.

    Or is it overkill to replicate the orange and bourbon in the cooking process as what's in the brine?
  7. kmmamm

    kmmamm Smoke Blower

    Have bought them in the past at Cabelas and Bass Pro. Works well on turkey, chicken, Cornish hen, fish and domestic rabbit.