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silverfinger 09-01-2011 12:18 PM

Can you cook with Avocado wood ?
 
There are lots of avocado trees where I live so I get the wood on occasion for my fire pit. Any one ever use it for smoking or grilling ? I always see cherry, pecan and apple wood chips and chunks for sale but thats it for fruit trees.

silverfinger 09-01-2011 01:15 PM

I found this list of woods that you can use. (GREAT INFO) Avocado wood is not on the list. So im thinking the answer is no.

http://www.cbbqa.org/wiki/index.php?...od_for_Smoking

deguerre 09-01-2011 01:18 PM

No, the answer is yes. Avocado is a fruit. I'd love to have some available in my area.

Smoothsmoke 09-01-2011 01:20 PM

Yes you can. I scored this trunk load for free of avocado wood back in May. I'm going to let it season for another 2 months. Can't wait to try it out.

http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/a...10507-0925.jpg

silverfinger 09-01-2011 01:30 PM

I have quite a bit myself. Anyone tried it yet ?

deguerre 09-01-2011 01:44 PM

The Grail's response to Smoothsmoke's thread:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...25&postcount=2

DirtyDirty00 09-01-2011 02:35 PM

Never thought of avocado wood!!! Genus!!!

silverfinger 09-01-2011 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deguerre (Post 1772736)
The Grail's response to Smoothsmoke's thread:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...25&postcount=2

It looks like Im going to have to try it now. THANKS!!!

cliffcarter 09-01-2011 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silverfinger (Post 1772684)
I found this list of woods that you can use. (GREAT INFO) Avocado wood is not on the list. So im thinking the answer is no.

http://www.cbbqa.org/wiki/index.php?...od_for_Smoking

The list at the link you provide was first put online here(at least it is the earliest that I can find)-

http://www.eaglequest.com/~bbq/faq2/8.html

Most of the BBQ forums and many websites use a copy of the original list, sometimes attributed to someone named Pat Lehnherr-

http://www.eaglequest.com/~bbq/faq/8.html

Glad to see that someone has backed it up on another site.

That said, yes, many people use avocado with great success, one poster on another site:shocked: reported that avocado reminded him of a mild hickory.

Rocket Surgeon 09-01-2011 04:07 PM

Avocado wood is very oily and gives an acrid smoke. My family has an avocado grove and we used to burn the trim wood for heat when I was growing up. Be cautious trying to smoke with it, while I have never tried it myself and can't say authoritatively that it is unsuitable I'm not inclined to think it is.

Edit: I should add that there are a variety of species(Haas, Jollna, Fuerte, Bacon, etc) and one might work better than others.

big brother smoke 09-01-2011 04:09 PM

It produces a very mild smoke taste; not my preference. However, you did say it was free.


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