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Has anyone used mahogany for smoking? More specifically sapelle which is in the mahogany family. I have some scraps I didn't want to throw away but theyre not quite big enough to build anything with.


  • waltinvawaltinva Posts: 36
    I would not use it. A lot of woodworkers have skin and breathing reactions to the mahoganies. 
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248
    edited April 2013
    I hade some from a woodworker in GA a few years back and for 6 months of using it never had any problems.  Don't know other than if was furniture grade.
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,628
    not something I would get into trying out. There's a standard set of woods used for smoking, branching out could ruin meat or even more importantly kill you... just my 2 cents, not worth the risk. 


  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    edited April 2013
    @shmoony - I remembered seeing this, had to Google to find it, not sure if it is the same wood or not....

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