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Posted on What to do with this Wormy Chestnut....?

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#1 posted 05-03-2019 10:10 PM

Tooch …Going out on a limb! ;) .... Noob here, a ‘lurker and learner’, But! If you’re into BBQ and, If you were to cut the portions of the boards with the nail holes away in order to make boxes, etc., don’t discard them. Save those little pieces for smoking meats, especially Pork. Hogs eat Chestnuts ( It’s a natural pairing … that’s another topic) I would temper it a bit with Fruit Woods. Apple wood be first choice, Cherry next. Hogs eat those too. Try a piece, soaked for 30 minutes in water, on some coals and check out the aroma. I’ve never personally gotten any Chestnut for “Q”, but have heard it’s quite nice. The only Nut wood I’ve used thus far is Pecan.

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