Is there a Dr. in the (smoke)house?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by hannibal, May 1, 2010.

  1. hannibal

    hannibal Smoke Blower

    Just curious, if one were alergic to tree nuts, could they have a reaction to smoked food if it were smoked with woods like Pecan?

    Anyone have any idea?
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Is it just the nuts that they are allergic to or is it even when they are around that tree type they have a reaction?
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I know i'm allergic to poison ivy and the smoke from burning it is way worse for me than skin contact w/ the plant.
    I would not recomend risking it.
  4. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would call the Doctor first.
  5. hannibal

    hannibal Smoke Blower

    I don't know. I think it is just the nuts. I was wondering if anyone else has had an experience with nut alergies.

    Today's dinner isn't an issue but we have a close friend who has severe nut alergies and I was just curious. I asked her about smoking with that type of wood, but she wasn't sure.

    I certainly wouldn't want to risk it.
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If it was a problem for someone, maybe Hickory would be bad too??

  7. rstr hunter

    rstr hunter Smoking Fanatic

    I would just use cherry or apple and avoid the problem entirely.
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I haven't heard of anyone being allergic to smoke but like Eman said I would be really careful. I would try apple now it's my favorite wood for smoking anyway.
  9. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My BIL is highly allergic to all forms of tree nuts but has no issues when I use pecan or hickory.
    I Googled and researched it because I was wondering and there was nothing I found that showed any relation between allergies and smoked foods not to mention he has eaten stuff I smoked many times and never once had any issues.

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