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Old 07-12-2007, 11:05 PM   #1
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Question on types of woods used for smoking

Is pear wood considered a soft wood or can you smoke with it?

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Old 07-12-2007, 11:10 PM   #2
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KE, I've never used it, but this website lists it:

What Wood to Use

I was thinking it would be something to try, as people do use applewood to smoke with, and pears are fairly close to apples.
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Thanks Allen - I guess I wasn't searching using the right combination of words or something! lol I will save that site and I may even make that list a sticky for us!!! It sure could come in handy. Again, thanks.
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I can't really take the credit. Someone else, whom I can't remember, posted that link here, and I bookmarked it.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:32 AM   #5
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Good link Allen..

I usually go by; if the tree produces a fruit (apple, pear, peach, orange, lemon, etc.) or a nut (pecan, hickory, oak, walnut), it can be used as a flavoring wood in BBQing..obviously with each having its own unique characteristics....
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:49 AM   #6
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I build furniture with walnut.....that stuff stinks.

Pear is a hardwood. I built a pear wood jewelry box with it. The top and feet are mohogany.

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Is there anything thing you can't do Jeekins? You seem to be a person of many talents.
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:54 PM   #8
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Pear wood is a great wood to smoke with. You don't want to smoke with the ornimental kinds of fruit wood. Basically you want to go by the rule that if it produces a fruit or nut then it is good to smoke with. However saying that, I would not smoke with Black Walnut myself. IMO Peach is the best for pork, pecan for chicken or Beef. I do use a lot of Hickory and oak though since it is so available to me. Here is a good link for you smoke enthusiasts to look at. LINK REMOVED
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Wow, nice wood working!
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Wow - look at those corners!!!!!!!!!!
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