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Old 07-04-2013, 05:04 AM   #16
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:26 AM   #17
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I love mesquite for Brisket but because we compete we don't get to use it much as we were told judges don't care for it.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:04 AM   #18
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I have yet to figure mesquite out. Sometimes I wonder if there are different species of it like cherry.

A few years ago while visiting a resort near Phoenix, I stepped outside while we were waiting to be seated for dinner. I'll never forget it. The air was perfumed with a magnificent smell. It's hard to describe- there were scents I'd never experienced before. It was surreal and grabbed everyone waiting to experience it. Went back inside and asked the guy who said, "we have a fire pit outside and they're burning mesquite."

I've never had anything in my pit come close to smelling like that. Even green mesquite. Some of the bag chunks have almost been off putting.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:15 AM   #19
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LOVE MESQUITE!!! Especially on beef. Good on butts too. I use several chunks with the minion method. Excellent smoke flavor. My second favorite next to hickory, which is, I guess, another heavy smoke wood...
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:52 AM   #20
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I like to use a handful of mesquite chips wrapped in a foil pouch for grilling steaks...that's about it...
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:33 AM   #21
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In the beginning I used mesquite and over smoked everything!! Smelled great but damn it was over powering. Now I have learned to throw a chunk on early then finish with cherry or apple. I like it in small amounts.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:07 AM   #22
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I have yet to figure mesquite out. Sometimes I wonder if there are different species of it like cherry.

A few years ago while visiting a resort near Phoenix, I stepped outside while we were waiting to be seated for dinner. I'll never forget it. The air was perfumed with a magnificent smell. It's hard to describe- there were scents I'd never experienced before. It was surreal and grabbed everyone waiting to experience it. Went back inside and asked the guy who said, "we have a fire pit outside and they're burning mesquite."

I've never had anything in my pit come close to smelling like that. Even green mesquite. Some of the bag chunks have almost been off putting.

Had it rained earlier? The creosote bushes after a rain produce one of the greatest smells on earth. It's heavenly. I have 3 mesquites in my backyard and haven't noticed any smell from them. My creosote bush is a different story.
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Had it rained earlier? The creosote bushes after a rain produce one of the greatest smells on earth. It's heavenly. I have 3 mesquites in my backyard and haven't noticed any smell from them. My creosote bush is a different story.
I don't know. It's hard to describe but the air itself seemed was scented. Maybe that was it.
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I have yet to figure mesquite out. Sometimes I wonder if there are different species of it like cherry.

A few years ago while visiting a resort near Phoenix, I stepped outside while we were waiting to be seated for dinner. I'll never forget it. The air was perfumed with a magnificent smell. It's hard to describe- there were scents I'd never experienced before. It was surreal and grabbed everyone waiting to experience it. Went back inside and asked the guy who said, "we have a fire pit outside and they're burning mesquite."

I've never had anything in my pit come close to smelling like that. Even green mesquite. Some of the bag chunks have almost been off putting.
thats because they were probably cooking with the real deal honey mesquite from west texas. so many people get the mesquite cousin which is huisache and acacia and think its mesquite but jokes on them. gotta be careful because store bought marketing rules and laws are very vague and have lots of gray areas. we dont have much access to the real deal down here in central texas, but we have a crap load of pecan and post oak, which alot of west texas people and other states wish they had. to this day the best bbq i have ever eaten was cooked with honey mesquite cooked over wood that was burned down to coals.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:38 PM   #25
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I have never used mesquite for smoke wood it I have been using mesquite lump in my Vision kamado and love it. Sparks and pops we I use a torch to start the fire, doesn't when using starter cubes. Forty pound bag for $20, thought it was worth the try, definitely was worth it!
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thats because they were probably cooking with the real deal honey mesquite from west texas. so many people get the mesquite cousin which is huisache and acacia and think its mesquite but jokes on them. gotta be careful because store bought marketing rules and laws are very vague and have lots of gray areas. we dont have much access to the real deal down here in central texas, but we have a crap load of pecan and post oak, which alot of west texas people and other states wish they had. to this day the best bbq i have ever eaten was cooked with honey mesquite cooked over wood that was burned down to coals.

Thanks for the information. I'll try to track some down and try it.
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I don't like mesquite, I have used it a lot for grilling and even there, dislike it. Enough that if I am in a place that uses it for all of their meats, I will pass on eating meat at that meal.

I did try using it as a smoking wood, in small amounts, back when I though mesquite meant Texas BBQ. I didn't like it then either. There is something to the taste or aroma, that just doesn't sit at all well for me.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:48 PM   #28
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Well. It's beginning to look like mesquite is a love it or hate it kind of thing.
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Never liked it, tried small amounts as well. Kinda smells like Kerosene burning to me. I stick with hardwood lump and coconut shell charcoal when I can find it.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:58 PM   #30
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I used to be completely against mesquite. Had some bad experiences with people who had no clue what they were doing and used a TON of it. Made the food taste way too smokey for my liking.

When used in moderation (1 chunk) mixed with a nice fruit like cherry, the mesquite is great.
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