Originally Posted by deguerre
Well. It's beginning to look like mesquite is a love it or hate it kind of thing.
Not for me. Mesquite is readily available all around me in North Texas. I like it for grilling. Steak cooked over Mesquite is really good, IMO, because it gets smoke flavor into the meat in a short cook. I personally don't like it for low and slow. I also don't personally like it on anything but beef.
I really, really hate cutting Mesquite. I cut a few of those so called "trees" once with my own chainsaw. Ruined a chain in about an hour.
That free wood wasn't all that free.