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Old 08-23-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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anybody ever cooked with pear wood

I've never used pear wood i use pecan /hickory A friend of mine called to see if he could cook with pear were in fl he has pear tree on the ground from the storm you know TS/ fay
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:46 PM   #2
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Pear is supposed to be a nice mellow wood to smoke with.
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I have used regular old Fruit bearing pear and Bradford Pear. Neither one was anything to write home about but will burn and entirely unoffensive. Make a good base for something mo aromatic. Seemed like I got rave reviews with a Bradford Pear base spiked with some hickory once upon a time. The reason I had the Bradford Pear wood was the neighbors tree split half in two (that is all them trees is good for) and landed on top of Fredericka the world famous wannabe roach coach. He was busy selling meth so I had to fight my way through that mess to get Fredericka sprung all alone. It was a real sad old story but had a happy ending. Did a cater for 350 using the wood. Now when it fell it did break off my bug guard and radio aerial etc. I just stick a coathanger in the hole where the aerial used to be and it works fine. I never did like the bug guard deal. The house has since changed hands and the other tree split. Collected 3 K on the wardens jap car and 1 K for Fredericka. I say keep planting em.

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I have a buddy in the tree cuttin' biz' . He gave me a bunch of pear wood about a year ago. I use it to mellow out the stronger woods. "Fruity"woods are the best for smokin' and pear works great. If you "pare" it with another fruitwood like apple. I wouldn't use it on it's own.
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I have a buddy in the tree cuttin' biz' . He gave me a bunch of pear wood about a year ago. I use it to mellow out the stronger woods. "Fruity"woods are the best for smokin' and pear works great. If you "pare" it with another fruitwood like apple. I wouldn't use it on it's own.
I just threw up in my mouth....alot
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:56 AM   #6
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I use it for chicken. Like everyone else has said. It is very mild.
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I have four pear trees that are older than well lets say they are really old.
When limbs start dying are get broken off I will use them. Find them to have a really mild flavor. If it's not going to be alot of work I would get it and mix it with other woods.
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I have a buddy in the tree cuttin' biz' . He gave me a bunch of pear wood about a year ago. I use it to mellow out the stronger woods. "Fruity"woods are the best for smokin' and pear works great. If you "pare" it with another fruitwood like apple. I wouldn't use it on it's own.
Yeah Wittdog, that got to me too.....pairing fruits is just wrong. You do just one fruit at a time, right?
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I have a buddy in the tree cuttin' biz' . He gave me a bunch of pear wood about a year ago. I use it to mellow out the stronger woods. "Fruity"woods are the best for smokin' and pear works great. If you "pare" it with another fruitwood like apple. I wouldn't use it on it's own.
Yeah Wittdog, that got to me too.....pairing fruits is just wrong. You do just one fruit at a time, right?
Depends on what the fruits look like.
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I have a buddy in the tree cuttin' biz' . He gave me a bunch of pear wood about a year ago. I use it to mellow out the stronger woods. "Fruity"woods are the best for smokin' and pear works great. If you "pare" it with another fruitwood like apple. I wouldn't use it on it's own.
Yeah Wittdog, that got to me too.....pairing fruits is just wrong. You do just one fruit at a time, right?
Depends on what the fruits look like.
Well then, lets say that they look like you.......
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I have a buddy in the tree cuttin' biz' . He gave me a bunch of pear wood about a year ago. I use it to mellow out the stronger woods. "Fruity"woods are the best for smokin' and pear works great. If you "pare" it with another fruitwood like apple. I wouldn't use it on it's own.
Yeah Wittdog, that got to me too.....pairing fruits is just wrong. You do just one fruit at a time, right?
Depends on what the fruits look like.
Well then, lets say that they look like you.......
Ah....handsome, charming fruits........all at once.

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