Clove in the smoking wood?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by smokin-wylie, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. smokin-wylie

    smokin-wylie Newbie

    I just thawed some dark meat Turkey I smoked Feb 9th which is very enjoyable. The turkey was brined in a holiday season brine so it has hints of orange, clove, apple and so on which made me think why not add some cloves to the wood in the smoker for such things as ham, fish, turkey and chicken?

    Have any of you tried this?

    Does it work or create a bitter flavor?
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012
  2. Sounds to me like you need to try and experiment with a small piece of something and let us know the results.  If I still had my smokers here I would give it a try but they are all on the way to Charleston.
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Can't say what it will do for your Turkey. But in the 80's as a Bouncer in New Brunswick NJ Clubs...The smell of Cloves really stuck to my cloths from all the Artsy/Punk Kids smoking Clove Cigarettes...I'm still not a big fan...JJ
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012
  4. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Stupid things werent they, at Uni people picked up the habit from Indonesian students or trips to Bali. Clove is a tricky spice,clove oil is the ultimate mould/mildew killer also old fashioned thing to put on toothache. Id would approach with caution burning it. Dont know if I  have helped. Clove oil selling out here as people try to clean up after flood damage.It does work brilliantly on mould & has got to be a better option than bleach.

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