I've done a fair bit of research on green hickory and pecan wood and if you can use it for smoking. Lot's of people say you can't and a FEW say you can if you have a big smoker that generate a hotter fire. However, there are a lot of restaurants that brag about using "Green Hickory" and that is all they use. Below are some of those restaurants. Seems to me that if all these restaurants are using green hickory it should be fine if you have a fair sized smoker with 1/4 inch steel. But I'm afraid to use it and I have tons of it. Can anyone advise me?
Here are some restaurants that use it.