I recently finished laying a mesquite floor here in the western suburbs of
Chicago. (In fact, they're downstairs sanding as I type this.) As such, I
have a quantity of scraps that I was going to throw out. Before I do, I
thought I would just ask if anyone might want them. I don't know if they'd
be good for smoking meat, but I thought I'd just ask before discarding them
since it's not a wood we see much of up here.
Provided they're ONLY mesquite and do not have some kind of finish or
preservative(s), they would be excellent in a smoker (particularly for
brisket, ribs, or sausage). Just don't get the smoke too heavy or smoke
the meat for too long as extended heavy smoking can impart a bad taste.
You might want to soak them in water for a while to prevent their
burning up too quickly.
Go ahead ... folks who haven't traveled much further than the couch in front
of the TV often have that reaction to the phrase. On that note, it was rare
in the old days (in the early 60's, when Americans where rare as hens teeth
down under) to hear an Aussie use the word "shrimp" ... they mostly called
The pieces are mostly right triangles with 5" sides. I'll probably keep
some in case I get a smoke box for my charcoal grill, but I've got way more
than I need. I just thought I'd try to share the wealth.
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