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Is Chestnut wood good for smoking?

egginatoregginator Posts: 569
edited 12:22PM in EggHead Forum
Is chestnut good for smoking?


  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    The original American Chestnut died out years ago. I heard that they had recently found a cure for the blight, but have never personally seen one in the US.

    They are common in Europe and I remember reading somewhere that it is a favorite wood for open fires, when making paella.

    Most nut and fruit trees are good, so I would definitely try it.

    There is a tree called Horse Chestnut that grows in the US, but with a quick check, I could not see any comments about using it for smoking. I did see a reference that it was a soft wood and most smoking woods are considered hardwoods.
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