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    Using Pecan or Mesquite wood to cook with

    Pecan and Mesquite trees are abundant here in this part of Texas. Never had to buy any wood to cook with. It's been a while since I've cooked anything on the grill, but when I do, it's almost always done with wood. That smokey flavor is absolutely delightful.
    Do any of you guys use either of the two types of wood mentioned?

    Some of the most flavorful burger patties and other things cooked on a grill and have eaten (without much seasoning)have been done with Pecan wood(also Mesquite). The only drawback is that whoever mans the grill gets smoked too.

    Need to fire up the grill pretty soon and get to cooking.

    Mods please don't let the vegetarians read this.



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    For my limited smoking I have always used Mesquite, but I have just switched over to apple.



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    Hmm haven't tried apple.




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    I usually use hickory or mesquite. But any nut tree and most fruit trees will do good. Of course each will impart a different flavor. I found a website a few years ago that described the flavors imparted Ill see if I can find it. I'm on my phone right now
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    I like cherry...............wood.
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    Using Cherry wood is a new idea to me. I've got some dead Peach trees I could try to cook with.
    Last year after pruning some of the Peach trees, I ran the tree limbs through a chipper. In no time at all there were lots of honey bees buzzing around.



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    Quote Originally Posted by green and red man View Post
    Using Cherry wood is a new idea to me. I've got some dead Peach trees I could try to cook with.
    Last year after pruning some of the Peach trees, I ran the tree limbs through a chipper. In no time at all there were lots of honey bees buzzing around.
    We like our prime rib smoked with cherry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    We like our prime rib smoked with cherry.
    I use Mesquite with almost everything I cook on the grill or smoker; trick is to make sure it's cured and don't use too much. Pecan I also use with the Mesquite, along with some Blackjack. I will add some hickory or fruit wood, with the exception that I never use Peach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2LaneCruzer View Post
    I will add some hickory or fruit wood, with the exception that I never use Peach.
    Not ever having done any smoking, is there a reason not to use peach?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy b. View Post
    Not ever having done any smoking, is there a reason not to use peach?

    I suppose it's a mental block; but back in my college chemistry days I recall reading that the old Alchemists first isolated and concentrated the poison Cyanide by boiling peach leaves.

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