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Pear wood

Post by GV/Welder » June 19th, 2013, 7:51 pm

I would like to know if anyone has ever used pear wood for smoking meat, and if so what was the outcome. My father-in-law is cutting down a pear tree, and I wanted to know if it would be worth bringing the wood home.



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Re: Pear wood

Post by The Czar » June 19th, 2013, 8:05 pm

I haven't but my guess is take it!!!! Do a test smoke on chicken...if it don't work at least you have some fire wood....

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Re: Pear wood

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » June 19th, 2013, 8:10 pm

I've tried pear a couple of times and had great success. Get all you can!!


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Re: Pear wood

Post by SoloQue » June 19th, 2013, 8:39 pm

I've tasted some serious good Q smoked with Pear.


If it can't be smoked .... try frying it. It that don't work, it's probably best just left alone

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Re: Pear wood

Post by Mettle » June 19th, 2013, 9:01 pm

Pear is better than apple.



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Re: Pear wood

Post by Gizmo » June 20th, 2013, 5:14 am

If it is fruit or nut-bearing it should be good. The confusing part is that there are variations within the pear family (like the ornamental bradford pear in my front yard for example) that do not bear fruit and I've heard those aren't much good. fwiw

As DC said, try it with some chicken first.


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Re: Pear wood

Post by GV/Welder » June 20th, 2013, 7:23 pm

Thanks everyone. I think I will be bringing the pear wood home. It is a fruit bearing pear tree.
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Re: Pear wood

Post by brad_lin » March 16th, 2015, 8:39 pm

Most fruit wood is great for smoking. I have never used pear but my personal fav is Apple. Great for pork, chicken and fish



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Re: Pear wood

Post by noXcuse » March 17th, 2015, 11:55 am

I love pear wood with chicken and certain cuts of pork. I've also used Bradford pear and got the same results. Bradford pear trees actually do fruit, but they're small fruits and just ornamental. They smoke the same as a regular pear tree, IMO.

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Re: Pear wood

Post by THEFERMANATOR » June 7th, 2015, 3:31 pm

TAKE IT! I'm using some right now for my smoked sirloin tip and chicken. It is a mellower flavor in my opinion, but a sweet wood. Cherry is still my favorite, followed by apple, but I had some given to me and I'm glad they did.



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