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smoking with citrus woods?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by moltenone, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    has or does anyone smoke with orange or lemon or lime woods,and if so what
    variations do you use?
    also has mango wood been used ?
    just curious would like to hear your take on this if any.

    thanx mark
  2. If I remember correctly, mango wood, and the smoke from it, is extremely toxic. Dunno about citrus woods.
  3. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Good One Deadmessenger!

    I didn't know Mangos were an evergreen! I knew evergreens were bad. Guess we don't grow enough mangos up here never saw a mango tree!

    I say that was worth a point for sure!

  5. iceboxbbq

    iceboxbbq Fire Starter

    I've used citrus woods before I thinks it's a bit bitter
  6. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    i googled the mango wood,it's a no no for sure,i'm thinking citrus is right there with it,just like iceboxbbq says, may be on the bitter side or worse!!!

  7. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Most citrus or other fruitwoods are good for smoking.
  8. linecut

    linecut Fire Starter

    i have no idea what type of mango you are talking about .. but i have used mango wood for years to smoke with and i'm still alive .. i have never used the leaves. i also use lychee wood, guava, and waiwi all fruitwoods...all have a nice mild smoke.. i wonder if by useing that mango thats why i'm getting another eye in the back of my head...i thought it was so i could see better when working around my pit and in the smoke..
  9. dacdots

    dacdots Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    When I lived in Fla. we used orange wood a lot,I liked it gives a tart taste.After moving back home to WV I actually grew six trees up to about seven foot.When they got to tall for the house I cut them up and smoked with them.
  10. Seems I read once that citrus woods were a popular smoking wood for some oriental dishes.
    You need SoFlaQer to weigh in on this. He's probably tried everything.
  11. linecut

    linecut Fire Starter

    you are right i also have a orange tree that and a couple tangerine trees that i use cuttings off of ..that give fish and pork a great mild tangy taste and a nice golden color. also have used it on chicken..
  12. On a fishing discussion board that I frequent, I met a guy from Hawaii that uses coffee, mango and guava wood for smoking.
  13. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    One of our members from Australia was going to try some Mango wood as it was hard to get other types of wood in his area. Didn't ever hear if he tried it or not though.
  14. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Maybe deadmessengers was right and it was toxic!!!
  15. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No, I heard other things from him after that.[​IMG] I think it was DrGood that was talking about it.
  16. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Where is Dr Good?
  17. Good question Debi. Also, where's Buzzard been?
  18. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Debi I sent Dr Good a pm around 3 weeks ago and he was telling me he had been very busy. Said he was having problems figuring out the new forum so he wouldnt be on here much. I havent heard any more from him.
  19. mrgrumpy

    mrgrumpy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Citrus wood is good to use. I was going to get some from my brother when I was in FL at Christmas time, but didn't even think abt it. I was too busy taking his oranges and grapefruit.... [​IMG]

    I know a lot of the people there that do use it. I will get some the next time I go down there.

    I can't tell ya abt the mango...