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Fuel question?

Post by Rev.Mike » February 12th, 2013, 11:23 pm

anyone ever heard of useing pecan hulls for smokeing??? thers a guy down the road from me that uses them and his ribs are awsome! ive never heard of the hulls being used, the wood yes but the hulls no, anyone?



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Re: question?

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » February 12th, 2013, 11:32 pm

I actually heard of people doing this several years ago. Since I live in the Northland I don't have access to pecan trees or the hulls. I'm sure some of the other fellas on this sight might have experience using the hulls.


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Post by Tom_Heath » February 12th, 2013, 11:32 pm

I do believe that I have heard of this. But I have no personal experience with it.



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Re: question?

Post by Smokeone » February 13th, 2013, 6:53 am

:yth:


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Re: question?

Post by SoloQue » February 13th, 2013, 12:41 pm

OK, I can weigh in on this. It is true you can use pecan hulls for smoke but you do not want them to be used in any great quantity. There is a whole lot of oil in the shells and you can overdo it if you get too shell happy. There is a pecan processor down in Troy where my daughter goes to school. I asked them what they charged for hulls and I ended up with a tote sack for free. When I am doing ribs or chicken I toss in a generous handfull each hour while I am adding the next set of logs. You can smell the pecan easy enough. Hope this helps.


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Re: question?

Post by Rev.Mike » February 13th, 2013, 3:23 pm

thanks for the info guys, may have to give it a shot and see :beer:



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Re: question?

Post by DUAYNE B » February 13th, 2013, 4:13 pm

Saltlick in Austin Texas uses pecan shells with oak in there pit, it is an open circular fire, thats how they get there flav,,, Salt Lick, checkum out, yummmyyy



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Post by Tom_Heath » February 13th, 2013, 9:38 pm

It all sounds kinda nutty to me !!!!


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Re: question?

Post by The Czar » February 14th, 2013, 8:19 am

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