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Title: Hazlenut smoking wood?
Post by: phillamb168 on April 25, 2011, 01:58:21 pm
I pruned some large-ish branches from our hazlenut tree out back. Can I season those and use 'em for smoke? I'd guess it'd be similar to using Pecan, but I'm not sure. Sure smelled good when I was cutting them into chunks, though.

Also how do I season them? Just put them somewhere dry?
Title: Re: Hazlenut smoking wood?
Post by: tschmidlin on April 25, 2011, 02:03:54 pm
This guy (http://www.cottage-outfitters.com/grilling-wood.htm) says:
"HAZELNUT - Imparts a sweet, hazelnut flavor to your meats, and is particularly good with pork and chicken. "

To season them, yes, you just put them somewhere to dry.  I use a table saw to chop off 1-2 inch slices, then a hatchet to chop them into chunks for smoking.
Title: Re: Hazlenut smoking wood?
Post by: phillamb168 on April 26, 2011, 10:54:19 am
This guy (http://www.cottage-outfitters.com/grilling-wood.htm) says:
"HAZELNUT - Imparts a sweet, hazelnut flavor to your meats, and is particularly good with pork and chicken. "

To season them, yes, you just put them somewhere to dry.  I use a table saw to chop off 1-2 inch slices, then a hatchet to chop them into chunks for smoking.

How long do they need to season before they're ready for the smoker?
Title: Re: Hazlenut smoking wood?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on April 26, 2011, 11:40:09 am
This guy (http://www.cottage-outfitters.com/grilling-wood.htm) says:
"HAZELNUT - Imparts a sweet, hazelnut flavor to your meats, and is particularly good with pork and chicken. "

To season them, yes, you just put them somewhere to dry.  I use a table saw to chop off 1-2 inch slices, then a hatchet to chop them into chunks for smoking.

Tom, that was a good little run down on different woods.  Bookmarked for futrue use.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Hazlenut smoking wood?
Post by: Tim McManus on April 26, 2011, 12:15:45 pm
Is this also true for Corylus americana which is different from hazelnut trees (Corylus avellana)?  The former grows like a large woody shrub and not a tree.