Persimmon?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by hog warden, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. hog warden

    hog warden Smoking Fanatic

    Persimmon? The welding shop that makes the Spice Wine smokers also sell smoking woods and while in today to get some parts for a UDS I'm building, I noticed a bag of persimmon wood for smoking.

    We talked a bit and finally concluded it is a fruit tree. Maybe it would work. Anybody try it?
     
  2. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    I have never tried it, but the general rule is any hardwood from the fruit or nut family is fine for smoking.

    I just googled it and Persimmon seems to be prized wood for smoking high quality meats. Sounds like you are good to go in my opinion.
     
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    According to the woods for smoking sticky
    http://smokingmeatforums.com/forums/...ad.php?t=50439

    "Other internet sources report that wood from the following trees is suitable for smoking: AVOCADO, BAY, CARROTWOOD, KIAWE, MADRONE, MANZANITA, GUAVA, OLIVE, BEECH, BUTTERNUT, FIG, GUM, CHESTNUT, HACKBERRY, PIMIENTO, PERSIMMON, and WILLOW. The ornamental varieties of fruit trees (i.e. pear, cherry, apple, etc.) are also suitable for smoking."
     
  4. meatball

    meatball Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Wow, that's interesting, we have a load of persimmon groves in this neck of the woods and I've never thought about using it. I'll have to ask one of the growers about it and see if I can get my hands on some.
     
  5. hog warden

    hog warden Smoking Fanatic

    Until then, lets hope nobody starts rummaging around in the garage for those old persimmon head golf clubs. (although they are about the right size)[​IMG]

    Also mentioned was beech (ok....I can see that one) and Osage Orange. Probably not that one, although it does set a fruit and is really hard and burns incredibly hot. The "fireworks" from that burning is fun to see though, as long as it's not in a fireplace or woodstove. Having one of those sparks fly out into the room is a concern.
     

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