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Old 10-25-2008, 09:24 AM   #31
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I will be sure and follow this thread about pear wood. I have never seen it sold, but certainly 3 years is enough time to "cure" your wood. Hopefully someone who has personal experience will share what he or she thinks of pear wood for smoking.

I have used cherry and apple woods. They are both wonderful for smoking.

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Old 10-25-2008, 09:56 AM   #32
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That's what I was getting at, Marty..... I've never seen it for sale, but I have read any fruit tree is acceptable. I've also read two different opinions on grape vines too though....
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There's only one way to find out........
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:42 PM   #35
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pear is good ... most fruit woods are .. best for chicken
and pork ...
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:55 PM   #36
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pear is good ... most fruit woods are .. best for chicken
and pork ...
Ahhhhhh, like white wine. RO LOL
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Nah, I meant more like whoever has some, fire up their smoker and cook something with it.

One of the things I meant to do while I lived in MI, but never got around to doing it, was to see if any of the multitude of local orchards would let me have some wood from trees that were taken out of production.
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Nah, I meant more like whoever has some, fire up their smoker and cook something with it.
One of the things I meant to do while I lived in MI, but never got around to doing it, was to see if any of the multitude of local orchards would let me have some wood from trees that were taken out of production.
Are their fruit orchards in Oklahoma? You have tweaked my curiosity. I am going to find out if there are any here in Panama. Must be: anything except trees that need a frost to set their fruit will grow and flourish here. (Means no apples, I think.)

There is no extended period of real hot temperature either, so no sweet corn here.

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Pear is very much like apple you just don't see it much. Four years down is longer than would like, ideal is 6 mos to 2 years but as long as it's not punky or full of bugs, you should be ok. If it has fungus growing on it get that off before putting it into the firebox.
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Pear is very much like apple you just don't see it much. Four years down is longer than would like, ideal is 6 mos to 2 years but as long as it's not punky or full of bugs, you should be ok. If it has fungus growing on it get that off before putting it into the firebox.
Sounds like sound advice. I never knew wood could be down too long.
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