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Can Bradford Pear Wood be used for Smoking?

rbm4017rbm4017 Posts: 18
edited January 2012 in EggHead Forum
Not sure if this can be used for smoking or not.  I don't think this tree actually produces "fruit".  The wood is plentiful in Eastern NC.

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  • tnbarbqtnbarbq Posts: 248
    No. Don't use it.
    Scooter 
    Mid TN. Hangin' in the 'Boro. MIM Judge
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Why cant it be used?
    Just because it's not fruit bearing doesnt mean it's necessarily unsuitable

    Give it a shot. This stuff isnt complicated. If it smells good, it'll taste good. Try it solo, then add chicken breast or something neutral if you want a true test

    Only thing i wouldnt smoke with is poision ivy
    Hahahaha
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • rbm4017rbm4017 Posts: 18
    edited January 2012
    I think I'll pass on the Bradford Pear, thanks for the input everyone!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Do a little googling at least. There's a lot of people using it who like it. I frankly can't imagine not trying it just because one anonymous guy on the 'net says no, but that's just me
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • tnbarbqtnbarbq Posts: 248
    I had been told by others bradford pear as not good to use.  Decided to do a little surfing and found several sources saying it IS good. It produces a light, fruity smoke but the wood burns very hot. I stand corrected and thankfully so.  My dad has several bradford trees in his yard.  
    Signed
    Anonymous
    Scooter 
    Mid TN. Hangin' in the 'Boro. MIM Judge
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    You proved my point tweev. Even when you try to prove me wrong, you prove i'm right

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • rbm4017rbm4017 Posts: 18
    Thanks again for the input.
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