Pear tree wood

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by meat magician, May 19, 2009.

  1. meat magician

    meat magician Smoke Blower

    The guy next door plans to make good on his threat to cut down his pear tree next weekend. I have never used pear wood to smoke but I am a fan of fruit woods, cherry and apple are my favorite. Anyhow have any of you used pear for smoking and is it any good? If so what is it best used on and should I jump at the opportunity and grab a bunch of pear logs and cut 'em up for cooking. Honest opinions please
     
  2. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very much like apple, use it the same.
     
  3. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    When dried, I use it interchangably with peach. Light sweet smoke, but very good for fish and poultry.
     
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use pear a lot. Gives a light fruity smoke (if there is such a thing)[​IMG]. Grab all you can get.
     
  5. be sure its a fruit bearing pear tree and not a ornamental(bradford)pear one.I understand the latter one is bad.
     
  6. meat magician

    meat magician Smoke Blower

    It drops a ton of pears every year, thats part of the reason he wants it gone [​IMG]
     
  7. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'd jump on it.
     
  8. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    what he said^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  9. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    pear is good... most if not all fruit wood has a pleasant taste

    grab it and season it...you will enjoy the free wood
     
  10. meat magician

    meat magician Smoke Blower

    I appreciate the responses guys, I will go ahead and grab a bunch for sure, thanks!
     
  11. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I find it is so similar to apple that I tossed the apple and pear all together in the same woodpile. Its very mild.
     
  12. I just cut down my pear tree. I've got it cut into logs at the moment but will be cutting it into small pieces and splitting. I've also got a peach tree that I'll be cutting down some time during the spring. I'll be doing that wood the same way. Love this forum! 
     

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