Anybody smoke meat with grapevine??
Recently, I had a tree guy at my house. He saw my smoker, and come to find out, he's a "smokehead"-you know, does the competitions, etc.
He was telling me about using "grapevine" to supplement other fruitwoods, and even went so far as to bring me some the next day.
I threw a piece on my grill along with some pear to flavor some chops and some chicken, and I thought it was awful! Bitter, with a nasty aftertaste that would'nt go away.
Did I do something wrong? I can't believe that after his going on and on about it that it was supposed to taste like that - any thoughts would be appreciated!!