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Palm tree smoking wood?

ChefAlChefAl Posts: 66
edited 12:01AM in EggHead Forum
Hello all,

I just finished trimming my canary island date palm and have several pieces of wood from the trunk that are dried out. Has anyone ever tried this fruit tree's wood for smoking? If so what flavor does it produce?

I am pretty sure it would be safe since the tree produced edible dates but thought I would ask here first. Anyone?


  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    It is not condsiderd a hard wood so I would avoid it. Yes it does produce fruit and the sap can be harvested, but I would avoid. In the Carib Islands, woods like this are used for fuel only. Hope this helps.
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    try it on a chicken breast.

    hard AND soft woods are used all over the world.
    if it smells good, you are 90% of the way there. hopefully it'll taste good too.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,220
    Palm leaves are used to wrap food all the time. I agree with Stike, try it out on a chicken breast and let us know, that would be interesting.
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
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