Black Walnut to Smoke Hams?

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  1. Karen

    Karen Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Can I use black walnut to smoke hams and bacon? I have some apple wood, but I don't think it will be enough.
     
  2. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    I'm thinking it will be too strong.I would go with Hickory or Oak,before Walnut.Maybe Pecan.

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  3. texican

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    There are toxins in the wood and the roots of the black walnut tree. No trees will grown under the black walnut. Sawdust from black walnut will kill horses, and maybe other ruminants. I wouldn't use it, too much excellent hickory, oak, pecan, and fruitwood trees around.

    If you do try it, and survive :eek: , let us know how it turned out.
     
  4. Karen

    Karen Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We don't have anything else available here without having to buy some and oak is all that is available for sale. We'll be smoking next week so I guess I will buy a couple armloads of oak.