Is Pecan Wood Good for Smoking Meat?

pecan tree in field

While not as common in the northern United States, pecan trees are quite common in the more Southern climates and while they might be most famous for the delicious pies that can be made from the pecan nut, wood from pecan trees shouldn’t be overlooked for its great properties smoking meat! This is one of …

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Is Mango Wood Good for Smoking Meat?

mango tree

Smoking meat is a great way to create amazing tasting meat, especially with the smart use of certain woods that are well known for imparting flavor. There’s a reason that cherry, hickory, apple, and mesquite are all extremely well known by barbecue experts, longtime grill masters, and smoked meat enthusiasts. But what about less common …

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How Do I Find Wood for Smoking Meat?

Smoking meat covered grill

While in some places finding good wood for smoking turkey, chicken, beef, pork, and other meats might be easy, not all of us live in a place where cherry or mesquite grow in abundance. Because of this, first-time smokers may find themselves wondering where to get good wood when they want some additional flavor with …

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Does Smoking Meat Kill Bacteria?

Smoking meat covered grill

Many people love the taste of smoked meat, especially when it’s done properly with a smoker and someone who truly understands how the smallest changes in temperature, time, and type of wood can create an entirely different experience. But what about the rumors about smoking meat not killing bacteria? Is this true or just a …

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