Saving Nut Shells

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by meateater, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I just thought of this, does anyone save the shells from various nuts for smoking wood? Seems like there might be some unknown flavors out there like chestnut, sunflower,........[​IMG]
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There are several posts using Pistacchio nuts - the idea of using pecan shells or walnuts is very interesting
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Never thought about that, I put all the shells from nuts crushed and into the compost pile, good for it.
    Never put the nuts in the compost though.
  4. I have used both pecan shells and whole hickory nuts for smoking. They work great just like the wood.

  5. langemr

    langemr Fire Starter

    Anyone know of a place that would sell pecan shells by chance? i seen smokecage has them but no where else really.
  6. grampyskids

    grampyskids Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Here in NorCal, we have a lot of Pistacchio groves. Most of the shells are ground up as a supplement for bird food. I just bought 10# of pistacchio shells fro $12.40. Used abut 2.5# on the first smoke. They lasted for about 30 minutes of smoking. IMHO they are not worth the price or time.
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that does sound alittle expensive to by them but if you eat the nuts I guess it wouldn't be that bad I guess.

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