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TuscaloosaQ
09-05-2015, 11:56 PM
Has anyone ever heard of cooking with hackberry... I am fixing to cut a very large tree down...

Diesel Dave
09-06-2015, 06:06 AM
Never even heard of it so I'm no help here.

But in my experience berry trees are a good wood to cook with. I've used mulberry before and was quite happy with it

dport7
09-06-2015, 06:16 AM
Seems I've cut hackberry when I lived in Illinois. Don't remember much about it.
I'm sure I used it for home heating fuel and open fire cooking.
Don't think I ever smoked with it.

I found this link, for what ever it's worth.
http://www.reporterherald.com/ci_21413158/good-almost-nothing-hackberry-tree

cheez59
09-06-2015, 07:17 AM
Hackberry is a fairly common tree in the south. If it was good to cook with I would think folks would be using it but I've never heard of that. My customers saw it and it is used for interior parts of stuffed furniture.

Shagdog
09-06-2015, 09:14 AM
Here's a link that should help...

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=144732

Sounds like a winner. I would do a trial run to be sure, but it sounds promising. It will probably take a while to season, as it's a dense wood.

dadsr4
09-06-2015, 09:15 AM
From
http://www.deejayssmokepit.net/Downloads_files/SmokingFlavorChart.pdf
"Avocado, Bay, Carrotwood, Kiawe, Madrone, Manzanita, Guava, Olive, Beech, Butternut, Fig, Gum, Chestnut, Hackberry, Pimiento, Persimmon,
and willow. The ornamental varieties of fruit trees (i.e. pear, cherry, apple, etc.) are also suitable for smoking."
It's a member of the hemp or Cannabis family, so if you try it, don't inhale.

cowgirl
09-06-2015, 09:34 AM
I like hackberry. It's one of the few woods I have around here. It's best when seasoned, I let it go for 9 months to a year.
Good luck with it Paul!

TuscaloosaQ
09-06-2015, 11:02 AM
I like hackberry. It's one of the few woods I have around here. It's best when seasoned, I let it go for 9 months to a year.
Good luck with it Paul!

Thx Jen shoot girl if it is good for you then i am in... I have a huge hackberry and water oak tree to cut behind our shop... Me and Tyler have decided tobuild a 45x70 shop behind our current shop... He was going to try and buy a place... But i told him i thought it was a bad idea.. Seen to many people jump the gun and fail... I told him build one now... That will virtually be paid for... And put the money in his pocket.... He saw the light... So i will have enough wood for a while... Especially since i only own a webber kettle..... That is sad.. We build cookers and i am down to a kettle... But when the new place is done.. Hopefully 2 months.. Then i can start my build... As i find time....


Thx everyone for the links and comments.. If i am still around in 2 years at least you know the hackberry did not make me bite tha dust

dport7
09-06-2015, 01:48 PM
Thx Jen shoot girl if it is good for you then i am in... I have a huge hackberry and water oak tree to cut behind our shop... Me and Tyler have decided tobuild a 45x70 shop behind our current shop... He was going to try and buy a place... But i told him i thought it was a bad idea.. Seen to many people jump the gun and fail... I told him build one now... That will virtually be paid for... And put the money in his pocket.... He saw the light... So i will have enough wood for a while... Especially since i only own a webber kettle..... That is sad.. We build cookers and i am down to a kettle... But when the new place is done.. Hopefully 2 months.. Then i can start my build... As i find time....


Thx everyone for the links and comments.. If i am still around in 2 years at least you know the hackberry did not make me bite tha dust

Smart thinking.