Shagbark hickory

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  1. Ohio dave

    Ohio dave

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    Picked up my 1st shagbark hickory couple of days ago. Started splitting this morning. Whoever thought that wood that smelled this bad would make good cook/smokewood was very brave. It smells like pee. Not something I want my food to taste like.
     
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    Yep, I agree. So much so that I’ve never saved any for smoking meats.
     
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    Guess noses know smells differently.... I detect no pizz when splitting Shag.
    I do however smell BTU’s.
    :yes:
    I do find it to be very strong for smoking- but just a smoke smell, still no p smell.
     
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    Elm I can understand - particulary slippery Elm even the locust's,but oak or hickory I do not find offensive.
     
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    Truth
     
  6. Eric VW

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    Wuss.... :wacky:
    :rofl: :lol:

    :D
     
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    I use pignut hickory for smoking ribs and red or white oak pretty often.
     
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    Oak is great for brisket!
     
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    yes:handshake:

    Youll need to try pecan if you never have
     
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    I heard pecan is great smoke wood but I use what I can get free. Pecan doesn't grow around here. I've seen pecan smoker pellets in stores though.
     
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    We dont have a lot of shagbark hickory around here...I dont recall ever cutting on one. I have cut lots of other hickory, don't know which varieties. I like the smell of hickory. Does shagbark smell that different from the others?
     
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