Nut shells with meats still inside

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by chef_boy812, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. chef_boy812

    chef_boy812 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey there smokey buddies

    I have used hickory nut shells with great sucess to smoke pork oh sweet pork. but the nut meat was kindly removed by the squirels.

    Well, I have a mess of pecans that are whole. do you all think I could use them for smoke with the nut meats inside, or will the smoke be oily and akrid?

    Thank you all
    I promise to let my rub recipe out soon........promise!
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think your second call is prolly the most likely. I would shell them.
  3. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Yea, shell them. Why waste good pecans, even if it tasted fine to smoke with them whole.
  4. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good words of wisdom to heed[​IMG]
  5. chef_boy812

    chef_boy812 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks folks,

    I apreciate the feed back. The nuts are about 2 years old so the meats are stale. so I am waiting for a few more opinions on the oily smoke question then I will form my informed opinion from there a nd let y'all know what has come up.

    I am away until Monday, I will post the rub recipe then.
    It may be good or it may be rug sweepings.

    shmoke on!
  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Boy812, IMOP the shells will be O.K., but the meat will be useless. This is from experience in using year old ones from Mom's freezer.
  7. twomill

    twomill Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Why not experiment do a smoke with and a smoke without and let us know what you experienced.
  8. greazy

    greazy Fire Starter

    I have used whole pecans.....never as the only fuel, but a handful or so per smoke works well with both wood or charcoal.
  9. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    where's the recipe? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What Richtee said, the shell game is on.
  11. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    i use cracked pecan shells for smoking i get from a pecan cracking house, there will still be a good bit of meat mixed in with the shells i use and it seems to be fine..try em whole they may smoke longer than cracked

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