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Old 09-29-2010, 09:11 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by smokedinvt View Post
Nothing says "mmmm mmmm good" like smoked wood boring beetles
(sorry, couldn't resist!)
Funny thing is, depending on the time of the life cycle it can either be the larvae or the actual immature beetle. They are the biggest threat to the pecan groves here in the area. LOTS of money is spent trying to keep em away. Not much one can do from keeping em away from a woopdpile. Then, once the beetle vacates the piece of wood, the leaf cutter bees start move into the the little tunnels! The mocking birds camp out in the woodpile when the beetles start to emerge and feast on em for days. Maybe that's what gives my brisket that mysterious flavor profile!

This was a good thread on the subject:
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...boring+beetles
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