Mango wood

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by sharkey07, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. sharkey07

    sharkey07 Newbie

    Has anyone tried to smoke with mango wood? I'm currently in the carribean and it's a little difficult to buy chery, peach and other type of woods available in the US. I'd like to try mango but not sure if it would work. HELP
  2. zjaybird

    zjaybird Meat Mopper

    Hmmm...I honestly have never thought of using Mango wood. If you would try it on something easy, like a fatty or chicken and it is good, I would be willing to try and send you something from Colorado in exchange for the mango wood. Let me know how it turns out.....
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would make sure to get a definitive answer before trying out the mango, originally I figured it should be safe but then reading more I found that it is a member of the same family as sumac and poison ivy so until you know for sure I would be hesitant about trying it.
  4. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I've never had any problems, it was the only wood I used for the first year of smoking, it was only recently I learned about the poison ivy-oak linage. All of our lump is locally made and they use mango, so I'm smoking with mango and mango. LOL

    Being in the Caribbean you should have lots of exotic woods to chose from, guava, rambutan, etc., the rule of thumb is if it bears fruit you can use it for smoking.

  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm glad there was someone that could help you with your delimma. I would like to have the mango's off the wood if you don't mind the wife goes nuts over Jamacian mangos and does like the ones we get in the states. You need to stop in at Roll Call and intraduce yourself properly please.
  6. sharkey07

    sharkey07 Newbie

    Thx guys for the reply. I made a little more research and saw that a lot of people use mango wood for smoking. I just got a nice piece of wood and will try to smoke with it sometime next week. I'll will let you know.

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