I build custom doors and produce a ton of sapele scraps and wish that it was good for cooking but, the only time I tossed some in the stick burner I pulled it out because of the smell. Maybe I'll try again on some chicken thighs so it won't break my heart too bad if it's terrible.
10-24-2013 01:24 PM
Both useable but very strong smoke due to the heavy resins in the wood.
Build furniture with it. ;)
10-24-2013 04:19 PM
Can't say on the walnut, but the Mahogany of that type is used a lot for outdoor items from trailer flooring to furniture. It's used because the resins in the wood make it impervious to insects and mother nature. I do not believe that you will like the results. I burn scraps in my firepit, and use the Apitong for kindling. It lights fast and hot.