Can you smoke pistachio shells?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by chefal, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. chefal

    chefal Fire Starter

    I was smoking a chicken this evening, and munching on some pistachio nuts.

    Then I wondered to myself: Can I throw these nut shells on the coals and smoke with them? Anyone?
  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have yet to try them but I've been told by a few smokers that they give a nice mildly sweet nutty flavor. Let us know what you think if ya try them.
  3. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here is a site that sells them and man do they look good
    I am doing 7 # of mixed nuts this weekend with some mozarella. I think I will try to pick up some pistachios and add them in with the mixed nuts

    Well I totally misread this post - smoking with nut shells i have done and it is all good - still gonna go get some TO smoke anyway
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have smoked with pistachio shells, even smoked some cheese. I only use the plain ones, not the ones coated in red or white. It had a pleasant but not overbearing aroma. Give it a try, that's the only way you'll know if you like the flavor.

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