Almond wood?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by hubb, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Has anyone used it, and do you like it? Just found out its safe to smoke with and found a small bag at the store.
     
  2. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Never used it personally, but found this.

    Almond
    A nutty and sweet smoke flavor, light ash.
    Good with all meats.
     
  3. Yeah I found that on Google, just checking to see if anyone here has used it to get real feed back on it.
     
  4. shortend

    shortend Meat Mopper

    Haven't tried Almond yet, but with a nutty sweet smoke, it's got to be good on pork or poultry. Most of the nut tree woods I have tried have been great. I would use the flavor of the nut as my guide. Since almonds have a pleasant sweet mild flavor, I would assume the wood smoke to have a similarly pleasant flavor.  Black Walnut is the only one that I recall being a bit strong and harsh. Stands to reason, because black walnut meat is stronger flavored than most nuts. I love black walnuts in brownies and fudge, but the wood for smoking - not so much. I wouldn't hesitate to use the almond. Sounds like it would be very good.  Personally, I enjoy a nice change in smoke flavor from time to time.

    ShortEnd
     
  5. I've used Almond Wood in the past, with good results the day of cooking.  I've had the smoke flavor turn a slightly "bitter" after a few days in the frig.  I don't understand what caused this , but was able to repeat the occurance. 
     
  6. Hey ya'll...I use Almond Wood and yes it does the JOB...No joke my baby back ribs are smoked to perfection when I use almond wood. I've been using almond wood for about a year and a half ya-digg...Not only does my baby backs come out tasty but just about anything I throw in the smoker with this wood is on hit...TRY IT
     
  7. nadrog

    nadrog Newbie

    almond is the best ever for my money. Please tell me you know where to find almond pellets.
     
  8. dadiosocrazy

    dadiosocrazy Newbie

    i just smoked some salmon at 155 with almond wood fron our old nut tree...it was very good
     

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