Jungle wood

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by goodtradepaul, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. goodtradepaul

    goodtradepaul Newbie

    Hi, happy to be online with so much info on smokin, I live in Ecuador and now going to have to sus out the hardwoods and see what flavors I can come up with, anyone got any theories or info on jungle hardwoods?
  2. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, goodtradepaul! The general rule is if the tree bares fruit or nuts, then it can be used as a smoking wood. The only exception to this rule that I can think of is Black Walnut as the smoke is kind of harsh-there are folks that use it and it suits their taste just so YMMV (your mileage may vary).

    Again, welcome to the forums and as always-

    Enjoy the Smoke!
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  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.

  6. that is a hard one.  I know of many hardwoods for S.America, but most seem to be expensive.  One wood you might look into is called cappoli(Ecuadorian cherry).  another is cherimoya or even guyava.  The hard part is not knowing their toxicity.  I'd guess quayacan(lignum vitae) wouldn't be recommended

    More recently, there are a lot more previously lesser known woods that have new, fancy names in the US for marketing reasons. this makes suggestions even harder 

    Claudia(plums) should be safe, along with peaches and apricots(sorry, don't remember the Spanish names)

    try looking for cuerco/querco(oak)

    Nogal is walnut(don't recommend), but I believe pecan(one of my favorites) is the same/similar name?

    almendras(almond) should be safe, too.

    my wife is from Guayaquil/Quito

    if you need more info, I'll talk with the wife
  7. goodtradepaul

    goodtradepaul Newbie

    There are tons of almond trees on the coast, I'm just sth of manta, the nut bearing idea sounds good, I'm returning on Tuesday so the search will start, great input thanx, time to leave Canada too blurry cold lol
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  9. [​IMG]Hello, and Welcome from Texas. This is a great site, lots of good information and great people.


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