עָטִין
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 10-02-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
Smiter Q
is One Chatty Farker
 
Smiter Q's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-05-10
Location: Austin - TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Can you use Pecan nuts(or shells) and/or Acorns to smoke with??

Hi all,

Was just in the yard and my pecan tree has dropped a lot of nuts. It has been a fairly dry summer, so they are not very robust.. and not sure how "good eats" they will be. Was wondering if you can use them to smoke with, and if so how. Just throw the whole nut, pod and all on the coals? Or take out from the pod and throw the nut shell and all on?

Also last weekend my GF and I were walking on a trail, and came across lots of acorns. Can I use them for the same purpose?

If anyone has done this or knows, either way if possible, please let me know.
Thanks, and enjoy the weekend!



First pecans picked up. Not looking too good for eats.



My little Pecan tree:
__________________
Brian: Weber: OTG + Lime Performer - - Keeping the Armor On - Eph. 6:11

Last edited by Smiter Q; 10-02-2010 at 03:21 PM..
Smiter Q is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-02-2010, 02:59 PM   #2
BlueHowler
is one Smokin' Farker
 
BlueHowler's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-28-10
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I would make a bunch of pecan bourbon pies! I do not know about the smoke question sorry.
BlueHowler is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-02-2010, 03:12 PM   #3
Smiter Q
is One Chatty Farker
 
Smiter Q's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-05-10
Location: Austin - TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueHowler View Post
I would make a bunch of pecan bourbon pies! I do not know about the smoke question sorry.

Cracked a few open. The ones that dropped already are kind of mealy. Which is why I am thinking of other uses.
Hoping that there are some that I can make a pie out of that have not dropped yet.
__________________
Brian: Weber: OTG + Lime Performer - - Keeping the Armor On - Eph. 6:11
Smiter Q is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-02-2010, 03:23 PM   #4
comfrank
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 01-29-08
Location: Wilson, NY
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Don't know about acorns, but I have used pecan shells to smoke with many times. I have only used shells--what was left after cracking them open and eating the nut meat.

--frank in Wilson, NY
__________________
OK Joe Bandera style smoker; WSM 22"; blue DigiQ II
comfrank is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-02-2010, 04:58 PM   #5
Grumpa
Got Wood.
 
Grumpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-11-10
Location: Georgia
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Pecan shells (not the hulls) are great to smoke with. Acorns will bring you nothing but bitter results in the pit.
__________________
Bob
Grumpa is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-02-2010, 05:09 PM   #6
aquablue22
Babbling Farker

 
aquablue22's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-26-08
Location: Ormond Beach, Florida
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Pecan shells have a very nice gentle flavor on beef and pork! Yep smoke them up!
__________________
Weber Spirit E-310 Gasser
1 - Big Green Egg - Large
2 - 22.5 Weber Kettles
2 - 18.5 Weber Kettle
1 - WSM Mini

I live in fear that my Wife will sell all my "TOYS" when I die for WHAT I told her I paid for them!!
aquablue22 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-02-2010, 05:13 PM   #7
iamthewreckingcrew
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 05-06-09
Location: Burlington, IA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I've also been trying to come up with a good use for all the acorns in my back yard. I have a beautiful giant oak tree that produces millions of the things. I tried to eat one once...terribly bitter. Threw a few on the grill once and they exploded. I guess I'll just leave them for the squirrels.
__________________
Chargriller Super Pro, UDS(Pig Destroyer)
iamthewreckingcrew is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-02-2010, 05:17 PM   #8
MOS95B
is one Smokin' Farker
 
MOS95B's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-05-09
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Acorns + Slingshot + Kid you don't like = .........

Yeah, I was a kid once. And we were mean to one another.....
__________________
John
Originallly posted by BigButzBBQ
If it makes your stomache growl and your heart scared as soon as you see it or smell it, it's got to be good!
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-02-2010, 05:26 PM   #9
Smiter Q
is One Chatty Farker
 
Smiter Q's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-05-10
Location: Austin - TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

OK, I am getting the idea that PECAN SHELLS are good, but not the pods.
Can I throw the whole pecan(minus pod) on the fire. With the meat inside?
Again, these are kind of mealy so I won't be eating what has dropped so far.
Rather not shell them, but put whole pecan on.

ACORNS are a flat NO.

Thanks
__________________
Brian: Weber: OTG + Lime Performer - - Keeping the Armor On - Eph. 6:11
Smiter Q is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-02-2010, 05:29 PM   #10
lionhrt
is one Smokin' Farker
 
lionhrt's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-07-10
Location: Hamilton wa
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOS95B View Post
Acorns + Slingshot + Kid you don't like = .........

Yeah, I was a kid once. And we were mean to one another.....
Sounds like my family as kids we used green chestnuts and would laugh when the sharp points would stick...man we were terible
__________________
Dave-Grill Pro,Franken-weber,Excell 20,UDS,Bandera
lionhrt is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-02-2010, 07:11 PM   #11
gooberguy
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
Join Date: 05-25-10
Location: Edison, ga
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

my suggestion is to start a fire and put some of the pecan shells on it. I don't think you will like the smell of the smoke and would not want to smoke your meat with it. my experience with burning shells with any meat in them and the shuck on the shell gives an undesirable smell to the smoke. On a side note, I live in pecan country and we burn pecan wood by the bulldozer pile. A friend of mine let me get what I wanted and then pushed the rest up into a burn pile and burned it. You should see it when we have a tornado come through and se all of the pecan trees that are bulldozed and burned.
gooberguy is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-02-2010, 07:18 PM   #12
h20loo
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 01-22-08
Location: waterloo ontario
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Myfavorite joint- the salt Lick in Texas uses wet pecan shells to control the heat on their oak fired pit.
h20loo is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-02-2010, 07:28 PM   #13
jemezspring
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 10-09-09
Location: Chicago Proper
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

The shells might work but the meat has a lot of oil in it. Burning oil does not impart a good flavor.
jemezspring is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-02-2010, 07:53 PM   #14
trza
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 09-05-10
Location: Easton MD
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Grab yourself a cheap chicken and see what comes out of the smoker. Worst case, you taught us all a lesson.
__________________
BGE - Med, 22" Weber OTS - 2010, 18" Weber OTS - 2001, 2 x Dual Layer UDS
trza is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-03-2010, 11:23 AM   #15
baldbill
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 04-12-09
Location: columbiana alabama
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

The shells are fine to use, dont use the hulls though.
baldbill is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can you compare Pecan Shell smoke to Pecan Wood smoke? Pappy Q-talk 2 12-08-2011 08:43 AM
SCORE!!! All The Pecan Shells I Could Ever Need!!! Q-Dat Q-talk 12 11-12-2011 10:12 AM
Pecan shells roastntoast Q-talk 11 03-21-2009 09:11 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.