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FAQ Subject: Smoking with Hickory Nuts
Thank you for all the valuable information you have shared. I have just recently found this site, and how very impressed I am with your vast knowledge and warm responses to questions.
My question is, have you ever tried using "fresh/green" or "dried" Hickory nuts in your coal bed to produce flavor while smoking? If so, would like to know what the results were. If not, would like to here your valued opinion about doing so. I usually smoke chicken and turkey utilizing a charcoal bed and soaked hickory chips (wrapped in a foil pouch) in a fire box.
Thank you in advance for your response.
Thanks for your kind words.
I use green and dry hickory nuts, shells and the outer husk. With green nuts you have to be careful of them exploding from steam when they get hot. Can be quite a surprise.