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palologrower

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BBQ with tropical wood
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:57:56 AM »
In Hawaii we like to smoke meat with strawberry guava wood.  Are there any other tropical fruit woods any of you have tried to smoke meat with that came out good?
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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 09:18:36 AM »
All gauva woods are good for smoking meat.

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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 11:06:48 AM »
Yes guava wood is excellent for smoking meat and chicken also for real jerk chicken use allspice wood if you can ::) :P 8)

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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 11:14:46 AM »
i am with scott on the allspice the leaves work well also.

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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 08:09:01 PM »
any other suggestions aside from the guava?

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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 08:14:34 PM »
I know not to use mango.

Lychee is supposedly really good.  I have a stack of lychee and guava waiting for the bbq.

That reminds me... I still haven't built an imu or the pizza oven.

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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 01:15:39 PM »
Coconut shells burn well.  U can use the husk but the shell will have better flavor and it burn real fast from the oil.

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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 03:56:31 AM »
I know not to use mango.

Lychee is supposedly really good.  I have a stack of lychee and guava waiting for the bbq.

That reminds me... I still haven't built an imu or the pizza oven.

Yup got stacks of both!

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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 05:34:21 AM »
Citrus works too. I think seagrape also works.
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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 02:50:13 PM »
Hi,

Seagrape wood is amazing! We use it for grilled steaks as well as smoked meat and it gives the most amazing flavor!
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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2017, 02:57:14 AM »
Hi,

Seagrape wood is amazing! We use it for grilled steaks as well as smoked meat and it gives the most amazing flavor!

Seagrape.  Hmm.  That's a new one. I think we have a bunch around the islands here too!

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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2017, 04:30:06 AM »
Many people use tropical wood and donīt know about it.
http://www.tft-earth.org/stories/news/barbecue-watch-film/

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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2017, 04:32:09 PM »
We use lynchi - longkong - lamyai
Usually add some soaked coconut husk and shell as well
Took a avocado tree down recently-will try it next

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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2017, 04:43:48 PM »
Lychee works well for poultry was what I heard.

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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2017, 07:39:36 PM »
different wood yield different flavors.  one may work well with red meat but not seafood or vice versa.  as far as i know most wood come from fruit trees can be use.  generally you want lighter flavor wood for fish and poultry, or even pork.  and of course if you over smoke even lighter flavor wood will taste bad. 

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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2017, 09:50:09 PM »
To really impart some smoke flavor, cedrela odorata, cigar box cedar.
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Re: BBQ with tropical wood
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2017, 04:14:47 PM »
Cinnamon wood: I've got some large cinnamon logs that I'm going to try using in the smoker one day, but have been told by a friend that they weren't too impressed with it.

Orange wood:  One of the best steaks I've had in my life was a dry aged porterhouse grilled over orange wood.

Peach wood: I've used peach wood on pork and it does well, though the meat stays an almost uncooked pink color on the outside for some reason. I might have used too little wood, but the flavor was pretty much where I wanted it.

Guava: I've never used guava, but just cut down a poor quality yellow cattley guava so I'll be sure to save that for smoking.

Jaboticaba: Anyone used Jabo wood for smoking? I'm definitely going to have to scrounge up some sticks from previous prunings and see what I can do with those.

Not a tropical really but Australian Pine is supposed to be a great smoking/grilling wood. It isn't really a pine but a she-oak, so I'd guess it has similar qualities to other oak trees for cooking.

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