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BonsaiBeast

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Cooking/Smoking with Tropical Fruit Woods?
« on: July 06, 2020, 08:44:10 PM »
Now that I have my yard filled with establishing mangos, peaches, citrus, sapotes, loquats, avocados, and other trees that will need trimming soon, it got me thinking: do any of these woods work well for smoking/barbecuing?

It would seem like these widely-ranging flavored fruits might produce widely-ranging flavored smoke. Does anyone have experience trying this out? I had a batch of jerk chicken I was going to try grilling up over an open charcoal flame, but it got me thinking about the possible tropical woods that might accompany this tropical dish.

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Re: Cooking/Smoking with Tropical Fruit Woods?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 10:10:20 PM »
guava wood is supposed to be great for grilling

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Re: Cooking/Smoking with Tropical Fruit Woods?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 10:11:50 PM »
Peach wood is great for smoking. I have heard of people using citrus and avocado as well.

However, I would be hesitant to use mango wood because of the sap.

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Re: Cooking/Smoking with Tropical Fruit Woods?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2020, 10:30:59 AM »
I use guava wood on BBQ quite a bit and other fruit woods for sure too they have a sweet light smoke flavor!
I've used guava, deciduous fruit tree wood cherry, prunus all, macadamia and non fruiting wood mostly maple and liquid amber has a very nice smoke profile for my annual smoked turkey at Thanksgiving time!

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Re: Cooking/Smoking with Tropical Fruit Woods?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2020, 11:46:24 AM »
guava-citrus and allspice is my favorite  even the allspice leaves are good to use

 

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