• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Sweet gum?

domn8_ion

Smoking Fanatic
548
11
Joined Apr 5, 2007
Hey everyone. I read the sticky and saw that you can use gum trees for smoking. My question is does that include sweet gum. You know, the ones with the irritating spiney balls that hurt everyone's feet.
 

deejaydebi

Legendary Pitmaster
8,005
23
Joined Nov 18, 2006
Dom -

Still trying to find info on Sweet gum for you. Your not being ignored!
 

domn8_ion

Smoking Fanatic
548
11
Joined Apr 5, 2007
I don't think anyone is ignoring me. I understand not everyone knows everything. Thats why I asked. I figure someone might know the answer but hasn't read the thread yet. Someone will tell me sometime.
 

smoke-o-matic

Newbie
4
10
Joined Feb 15, 2013
Have Been Using Sweet Gum For Over 35+ Years...No One That I Know Has Gotten Ill From Smoking With It.
It Being Such A Strong Smoke Wood We Mix It With Oak....
 
Last edited:

smoke-o-matic

Newbie
4
10
Joined Feb 15, 2013
I smoke my meats and smokehouse that is over 60 years old everytime that smokehouse was smoking there was sweet gum smoking the meatwhatever kind of meat it was I just don't understand why they say it's not good for you or it will make you sick
 

pgsmoker64

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Group Lead
3,409
80
Joined Apr 23, 2010
Give me a few minutes.  I think I can track down some information for you but it could take a while.

Bill
 

tehrob

Newbie
1
10
Joined Mar 13, 2012
Found some info as to "why not"

"I am a furniture maker by profession, and I must tell you to stop using the red gum. It's scientific name is Liquidambar styraciflua, and is also called sweet gum. It is a member of the witch hazel family and should have the astringency and bitterness of "witch hazel" lotion. It is frequently used for furniture when people can get it. The redgum is the heartwood of the tree and thus has the MOST of the extractives and bad stuff (to eat) in it. So stop using it and try something else; you might even be poisoning yourself.
Ray "

http://forums.egullet.org/topic/81964-smoking-meat/

Hope it is accurate and helps!
 

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying! (But that's how we keep the lights on.)

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock
No Thanks