[Sca-cooks] speaking of smokers...wood?
selene at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 8 16:22:51 PDT 2006
Barbara Dodge wrote:
> I recently had a branch fall from the pecan tree in my backyard. Does
> anyone know of any special processes I should take into consideration before
> turning it into chips for smoking purposes?
Make sure it is not poisonous or otherwise un-tasty. Fruit and nut
woods are the usual preference. I got a ton of plum and mulberry
branches in my parents' yard I need to use! Oh but you said it was
pecan, so that's just fine.
Hack it up into small bits, the size of average human fingers or
smaller. Sawdust itself will do admirably, just don't mound it on so
heavily that your coals are smothered.
Soak in water and go to it! I have also heard of soaking the
smoking-wood in beer and such.
That is all I know.
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