coconut husks

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by bluefrog, May 17, 2012.

  1. Has any body ever heard of using coconut husk for smoking?  There are so many palm trees here and coconuts falling, I wonder if the brown husk off the coconut can be used for smoking?
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    bluefrog, morning.....  I would try it..... I know coconut charcoal is some of the best you can get....   Put some husk in the smoker and smell it.... Maybe try a store bought kielbasa as a test....  take a bite and wait to see if there are any adverse tastes or reactions to the smoke....   check with local BBQ joints to see if anyone has used it....     Let us know how you fare.... 

    Dave
     
  3. I have BBQ'd over piles of burnt coconut husks. It maked a great fire and bed of coals after. Out in the Islands off African coast. My friend lives in the Seychelles. They pile up husks and use em all the time.
     
     
  4. I would like to try this, however, I have not seen the coconuts with the husk left on them in the store.  If you have them available, give them a try and let us know.  Thanks for the idea.  Steve
     
  5. Sounds interesting. If you try it please let us know how it turned out.
     
  6. My mammy-in-law in the philippines uses em all the time. i didn't get to try it when i was over there last time, s'posed to be real good. 
     
  7. expat smoker

    expat smoker Smoke Blower

    Here in Thailand, I just bought a large sack of coconut husk 'chips' that are mostly used here for growing orchids as a medium.  The chips are roughly 1" cubes and look like they would feed well into a smoker on top of a bed of coals. I plan on testing them this weekend on a long and slow roast pork and maybe then some belly bacon.

    I am wondering how I should deal with the chips.....wet or dry?? or applied directly to the coals or in a can on top of the coals.

    not much info on google using coconut husks.  I know that the hard nut shells make excellent charcoal.
     
  8. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I think they should be dry.
     
  9. expat smoker

    expat smoker Smoke Blower

    Dry??....they will be like the consistency of sawdust and I hope they smolder slow.  Will try to keep the temp about 250f?? How much do you think I should add at a time??  If this works and tastes good, then I'll have a cheap consistant supply.
     
     
  10. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Did you get the PM I sent you? Those links talk about using dry husks.
     
  11. Does anyone knows about the Wood of the Coconut tree

    is it Ok to smoke with it ...... ?????
     

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