Another website I am a member of for local hunting and fishing I noticed this thread posted..... One day I was sitting at the pinic table playing with a lighter, there were some pistachio shells laying there so I was burning them, I don't know why I do the things I do, but anyways the smell of the smoke really caught my attention almost mouth watering. Well one thing led to another and I had saved up alot of pistachio shells to load the smoker up. It was some of the best jerky and sausage flavor I'd had. They do burn up faster than hardwood so, you need to eat more.. Weird but try it." I love pistachio's and could save quite a few shells for smoking use. This also got me thinking of smoking the pistachio nuts in the shells..... has anyone tried either of these yet?