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Offline phillamb168

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Hazlenut smoking wood?
« on: April 25, 2011, 12:58:21 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?
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Re: Hazlenut smoking wood?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 01:03:54 PM »
This guy 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.
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Re: Hazlenut smoking wood?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 09:54:19 AM »
This guy 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?
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Re: Hazlenut smoking wood?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011, 10:40:09 AM »
This guy 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.
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Re: Hazlenut smoking wood?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2011, 11:15:45 AM »
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.
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