Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by dreamer, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. I have used mesquite lots, and love it lots.

    I just bought a bag from WMT, and it seems to have a chemical smell to it.
    I have not noticed this with others that I have bought. Most I have was in a mesh bag. This was in a plastic bag.

    Is this normal?
  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is what I buy, no problem. But I get mine at home depot. Char Broil brand.
  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    When I used ta buy it, came in plastic bags, never noticed any chemical smell.

    I thin I'd try somthin different, although if when ya burn it it smells like clean smoke (theres a good one fer ya!), it should be alright.
  4. Its goin back to WMT. I love mesquite, but this is horrible.

    Maybe I will find something better at home depot.
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The chips I buy always are in plactic but never have anything but wood smell. Maybe they spilled something on it.
  6. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What you are describing happened to me 5 years or so ago.I rarely use mesquite,but what i use is brought back fresh from Texas -or i dont use.
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    live with 5 acres squite and ironwood-don't use it much for smoking but I do grill with it-sounds like contamanated-return it and get elsewhere

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