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Sassafras for Smoking

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by ghost308, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. ghost308

    ghost308 Fire Starter

    A friend form work put a large chunk of sassafras in my truck and told me to give it a try, he said he's been useing it for years and it's the only thing he'll use.
    Has anyone tryed this ? it seem's like a nice hard wood and he gave me enough to last several years if it dosn't dry out to much.
  2. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    "Also ELM and EUCALYPTUS wood is unsuitable for smoking, as is the wood from SASSAFRAS, SYCAMORE and LIQUID AMBER trees.
    Here are some more woods that you should not to use for smoking:"

    This quote is from Dutch's post in this link in our forum


    Maybe your buddy was just messing with you :P
  3. I knew without even looking that you were from Missouri. There has been some talk here about sassafras. Seems like I heard it was poison, but I guess your buddy isn't dead.
  4. ghost308

    ghost308 Fire Starter

    Nope he's not dead but he sure is ugly :lol: maybe it was the sassafras,
    think I'll just toss this log on the fireplace and stick with hickory