Pecan Shells for Smoking???

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by butchms, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. butchms

    butchms Newbie

    Has anyone ever used pecan shells for smoking? I can have all I want from a local sheller. Just trying to find out if they might work in a smoke box of an electric smoker. Comserned that they might produce a bitter taste like bark.
  2. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    I know of cold smoked cheese using hazelnut shells.  I don't know what shells would do in heat - anyone??? 
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've used pistachio shells.  My only concern with Pecans might be either a bitter taste or a toxin released (some nuts have cyanide, etc., but I don't know about the shells/husks.).
  4. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Have not tryed it let us know how it truns out.
  5. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Works fine when used in small quantitities,  if you use to much they become kind of bitter but just a handful or two works great when added to a charcoal fire.  I don't see how a watt burner would be different
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  7. casmurf

    casmurf Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I smoke cheese using the soldering iron trick and pecan shells all the time its  great.  I have also lit one piece of charcoal  placed it in a empty veggie can then put a hand full of shells on top works good as well.
  8. butchms

    butchms Newbie

    Thanks for all the replys. I am going to try some sjells on chickrn this week end. I hope the results turn out well. IH it does I will have an endless supply to smoke with.

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