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Old 04-25-2008, 11:49 AM   #1
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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!!

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Old 04-25-2008, 12:25 PM   #2
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Interesting... I never heard of using grapevine. Interested to hear what everyone says. Maybe some critter got to your vines... Blech.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:44 PM   #3
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It is a different flavor, I do not like it for the same reasons you have stated.

I will say, a little goes a long way.

It reminded me of Grappa, something else I do not like for those same reasons.
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:28 PM   #4
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No, but when I lived on a small farm, we smoked meat with the many fallen apple tree limbs that we had available.

It was delicious.
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:42 PM   #5
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Oh, wow, smoke king, I've never used grapevine in my smoker, and probably won't, based on your experience.

You described the way I feel about smoking with mesquite - yee UCK! I tried one small chunk one time and it stunk so badly I took it right off the smoker!

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Old 04-25-2008, 01:58 PM   #6
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OMG Lee! I LOVE the smell of burning Mesquite. I even bring some in for the fireplace. lol
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:14 PM   #7
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Yeah-I thought maybe I used it wrong (?) but it maybe a matter of taste-I don't like Brussel Sprouts either-but I've heard there are people that do!!
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:54 PM   #8
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I used to smoke grapevine when I was a kid. The hole in the middle lets the hot gasses burn the bejesus out of your lungs!
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:03 PM   #9
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Heard/read about grapevines...but have never used them. Now the fruit of the vine is another story... properly handled it can be amazing.
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:03 PM   #10
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Actually bought some grapevine wood and smoked with it.

Have no idea what I purchased, it was many years ago but it was tasty.
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