pear tree

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by dv8darwin, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. dv8darwin

    dv8darwin Newbie

    I lost lost a very large , 35+ft pear tree in a storm, never smoked meats/ fish before, is it worth selling the tree to a true smoke lover?
  2. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    I've never used pear wood for smoking but believe it would be fine. 
  3. I have used bradford pear for poultry and pork, specifically ribs. Does great. I've mixed in crab apple and oak too with it and it has a really nice flavor paired with other woods or it can  just be used individually. 

  4. fghmx

    fghmx Newbie

    Nice idea to sell the tree to a true smoke lover!!!  It will smoke forever until the smoke lover is passing away (unless he is 20 yrs only) and the sausage is getting dry.

    My Q.: Can you convert it into sawdust??? Then I would be interested in a huge quantity.
  5. superdave

    superdave Smoking Fanatic

    It can be converted to chips rather easily.  My neighbor is a tree / arborist guy.  He ran a bunch of my wood through his chipper and made mountains of chips for me.  I make my own sawdust by place a box under my table saw and start cutting chunks from my limbs.  You would be surprised how much sawdust is produced in a short time.

    I have a fruitless pear tree in my yard that will produce an endless supply of smoking wood for me.  The flavor profile is charted as "close to apple". 
  6. fghmx

    fghmx Newbie

    Obviously you don´t know the difference between ships and sawdust b/c you are talking about both in one line.

    I am only interested in sawdust for smoking sausage. Chips are only the second best solution.
  7. superdave

    superdave Smoking Fanatic

    I know that "ships" or boats are much different than sawdust.  Have a nice day. 
  8. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Pear is good, similar to apple. I still have a last bit left from a tree on my property.

    It might be a bit tricky to split, at lest mine was.

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