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Pecan shells for smoking?

KokemanKokeman Posts: 819
edited 6:34AM in EggHead Forum
I thought I read something once that someone used pecan shells for smoke. Is it a good thing? How does it work? Any thoughts?


  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Never tried it (but don't have reasonable access to pecans either) but it looks like a lot of people do! Here's a link to a quick google search...
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,921
    they work - I also have used whole hickory nuts, but this was an off year so I didn't gather any.
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  • BuxwheatBuxwheat Posts: 727
    When we lived in Albany, GA (majority of pecans in this country come from within a 60 mile radius of Albany), we had access to tons of shells. Didn't have an Egg then, but I did buy 8 cubic yards of shells once for mulch for my beds. Only thing I can tell you is that the hulls have plenty of oil in them, if this would make a difference using them for smoke.
  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    I am smoking some Baby Backs right now using Hickory nut shells for smoke. We had the biggest crop of nuts I have ever seen here in Central MA. Will let you know how they come out.
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