Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by hawgheaven, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This is probably a rilly stupid question, but someone asked me today if you can use bamboo to smoke. I didn't quite know how to answer that one... other than back in the 70's with a bamboo pipe and huka... but that's a different story. [​IMG]

    Any thoughts?
  2. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Never seen it listed anywhere for smoking......good or bad. I would say burn some and see how it does........if it seems ok try a smoking piece of chicken or something cheap and see how it does.
  3. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, I never thought about using the stuff until a guy at work asked me if it would work. He has an abundance of it growing in his yard and has a large stack of it cut.

    It seems to me that the stuff would burn quite quickly though, being that it is hollow. I dunno... [​IMG]
  4. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You guys can grow bamboo in N.E. ???
  5. dacdots

    dacdots Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thats interesting Hawg,I started a stand of Bamboo five years ago and its really getting a good hold now.I dont know about the smoke,my advice would be give it a try unless someone finds out it will kill us.I know I felt a little nervous transporting a window van stuffed full of it through Parkersburg at the height of the hemp harvest season here in WV.
  6. -devil-

    -devil- Smoke Blower

    i don't see why it could kill .. i eat bamboo on occasion when i am at an oriental restaurant ...

    i know it is loosly classified as an evergreen though
  7. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The general rule for smoking woods is, if it produces a fruit or a nut it's good to go. IIRC bamboo doesn't produce either one.
  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Bamboo huh? Can't find a darned thing about it. What si a bamboo? does it produce fruit or is it just a tree?
  9. -devil-

    -devil- Smoke Blower

    bamboo = canepole ... or whatever its called in your area ...

    different from sugarcane ... but hmmm that does bring up another one with a sweet taste...
  10. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Hmmm evergreens are not supposed to be smoked.
  11. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This stuff grows like weeds up here... I'm sure it is not the bamboo we are familiar with from the tropics, but it is bamboo. It gets to about 1 1/2" to 2" diameter, from what this guy is telling me.

    I am gonna grab a few "stalks" of it and investigate it further. At the very least, it should make good tomatoe stakes!
  12. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    not sure about smoking w/ it but wetted bamboo skewers for shiskabob or sun drying & smoking meats works just fine... try a search for karankawa indians or thailand,viet quisine.. etc.
  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    heheeh.......hemp them farmers don't call it hemp........

  14. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Technically, bamboo is a grass. So if you want to smoke grass.......[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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