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Pecan Shells for Smoking???

butchms

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Has anyone ever used pecan shells for smoking? I can have all I want from a local sheller. Just trying to find out if they might work in a smoke box of an electric smoker. Comserned that they might produce a bitter taste like bark.
 

thebarbequeen

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I know of cold smoked cheese using hazelnut shells.  I don't know what shells would do in heat - anyone??? 
 

adiochiro3

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I've used pistachio shells.  My only concern with Pecans might be either a bitter taste or a toxin released (some nuts have cyanide, etc., but I don't know about the shells/husks.).
 

fife

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Have not tryed it let us know how it truns out.
 

alblancher

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Works fine when used in small quantitities,  if you use to much they become kind of bitter but just a handful or two works great when added to a charcoal fire.  I don't see how a watt burner would be different
 

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Interesting!
 

casmurf

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I smoke cheese using the soldering iron trick and pecan shells all the time its  great.  I have also lit one piece of charcoal  placed it in a empty veggie can then put a hand full of shells on top works good as well.
 

butchms

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Thanks for all the replys. I am going to try some sjells on chickrn this week end. I hope the results turn out well. IH it does I will have an endless supply to smoke with.
 

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