BONES (yes, BONES) to make smoke

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by los bombero, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. los bombero

    los bombero Newbie

    My Brinkmann Electric has a 6lbs pork butt in it right now. My primary source of smoke, once that old piece of oak turns to ash, will be BONES. My bride is doing the ‘Bone Broth Diet’ so there are lots of bones left over. I saved the beef marrow and beef neck bones in the freezer and the EXPERIMENT has started. I will let you know how it goes. I’m putting 6 salmon filets on in a few hours. 
     
  2. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The heat required to make bones fall to pieces is around 1300 degrees.

    This should be an interesting experiment. Keep us informed.
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    New one on me. I can't imagine the flavor burning bones will impart....Marrow Bones are prized split, seasoned with Beef Rub and Roasted at 425 until cooked and bubbling, 15-25 minutes. Spread the cooked marrow on french bread. GOOD EATS! Beef Neck Bones are roasted with veggies for Beef Stock. Lots of Collagen so they make a super rich and flavorful stock...JJ
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2016
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL... it maybe why its a diet........

    Sorry Chef I just couldn't help myself.
     
  5. los bombero

    los bombero Newbie

    [​IMG]  FAIL. Using BONES for smoke did not produce a noteworthy amount. It was necessary to add wood to produce my acceptable level of smoke. Nothing negative to say about adding the bones to the smoker, especially since they were free (or headed to trash pile), but I can’t say that BONES are a good source of smoke. 
     
  6. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well you won't know unless you try! [​IMG] I always save my skins and rinds from fruits especially pineapples. I keep them in the freezer and thaw some out when I know I'm going to smoke. I add them to the fire several times during the cook. Generates some good smoke and adds nice little flavor profile.

    The pineapple rinds burn quite awhile and work the best.
     
  7. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I save my fruits and their parts and make fruit juice!

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/143459/uncle-goldies-fruit-liqueur

    That's what I do with mine....... 

    We all sometimes fail, That's why we can all laugh about it. 
     
  8. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like that kind of fruit juice!! [​IMG]
     

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