Lilac & Honeysuckle?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by meat hunter, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Have seen a few posts on here for using Lilac for smoking. I have a good batch of that around my farm, but curious about the use of Honeysuckle. Can it be used? Has anyone used it? Or is it deadly poisonous? I have TONS of it. And its going to be removed eventually so if it could be used for smoking, would like to try it.
     
  2. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you try lilac let me know-or post.I trim alot of these.I am partial to honeysuckle as i have a few bee hives at garden.
     
  3. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Never thought of that.... Have both here at home and since I'm doing a cleanout burn today for my new mods, I'll throw some on and see what they smell like. If there's anything good, I'll re-post.
     
  4. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Hey Rivet, for sure keep me posted on that.
     
  5. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    One of the fellow OTBS members, Travcoman45, uses Lilac wood in their smokes. You may want to send a PM his way to ask him about it.

    Not sure about honeysuckle ... [​IMG]
     
  6. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Ok, isn't he the one with the viking avatar? I think he is a fellow Minnesotan. I will get with him. Thanks.
     
  7. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good deal MeatHunter. Let me know what Travcoman said. I got a good burn going right now, just hit 300F and the oils are just starting to heat up and burn off. Threw on a stick of oak and I'll let it and the rest of the smells burn off for a couple hours before I try the honeysuckle / lilac. Trying to get it as hot as I can. Be later today when I'll post feedback.
     
  8. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    lilac is supposed to be great for seafood and lamb, if i remember correctly.
     
  9. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I ain't never used honeysuckle, but use some lilac. Lilac is a very light smoke, works very well on fish, I don't do lamb, but sure wouldn't hurt ta try it.

    Bein so light, it will get lost on sumtin like a pork butt er beef. I talked with an old black feller last year, only thin he uses on his smoked fish, folks in that town thin a him as a master in the pit.

    Like anythin elese, all ya can do is try it an see ifin ya like it! Good luck!
     
  10. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Trav. Will definitely try it. Where about in Northern Iowa are you at? Im just a few miles Northwest of Decorah and due North of Cresco.
     
  11. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Mason City, south a Albert Lea, bout 45 miles. Come through yer neck a the woods couple times a year. Go ta Shakopee fer the renisance an such each year. Also go ta Lanesboro each fall ifin time permits.
     
  12. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Burned a bit of honeysuckle yesterday. Got a vague smell of something good, but real light. Nothing like the rich flower scent, maybe I was expecting too much. Good for fish maybe. Didn't get a chance to burn lilac. I dunno, I'll stick with the grape vines.
     
  13. garp

    garp Newbie

    Hi -

    I'm new to the forum.  This thread I'm replying to is 2+ years old, so I was wondering if any more information is available about smoking with honeysuckle?  Did some searches but didnt find much.

    Thanks,

    Garp
     

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