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Anoyne smoke with bittersweet?

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Post Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:17 am
Pierre rare
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Location: Chicago Burbs, USA
There's a ton of bittersweet on my property. Has anyone used it for smoking and flavoring foods? Any taste impressions would be appreciated. :shock:

Post Fri Feb 06, 2004 5:04 pm
YardBurner BBQ Deputy
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Location: Damascus, Maryland
Never heard of it.

If it's a fruit or nut bearing tree it might work.

Try cooking just a chicken breast with some of the wood.

Since it's pretty bland you should get a decent idea of the woods flavor.

(hope it's not poisonous)

Let us know how it goes.

Post Fri Feb 06, 2004 6:09 pm
Bob-BQN User avatar
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Location: Texas
Pierre,

I would recommend that you do careful research before using bittersweet on food. The following link is for a cockatiel website that list the plant as dangerous to birds: http://www.cockatiel.org/articles/plantlist.html

This one says it's fatal for cats: http://www.geocities.com/taliskercats/plants.html

And poisonuos to dogs: http://www.uexplore.com/health/poisonplants.htm

A definition of the poisonuos plant: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/bittersweet

Most of these mention a shrub or vine, I'm not sure it what's growing in your area is the same. Just be careful!!!
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Post Fri Feb 06, 2004 6:41 pm
Grand Scale BBQ Deputy
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Location: York, PA
In my house if I can't feed the scraps from the grill to the dog I have one P.O.'d puppy on my hands!

Just based on what Bob's research produced I think I'd steer clear. There's other wood in the forrest. Why risk it?
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Post Fri Feb 06, 2004 7:29 pm
Pierre rare
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Location: Chicago Burbs, USA
In spite of the fact thats it's a beautiful woody vine, I don't think it'll be finding its way anywhere near my plate. Thanks for the homework, all.


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