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#453454 - 12/13/12 06:41 PM Smoking meats in Belize...
KennyJoeBob Offline
are there any good woods in Belize for smoking meats and veggies? I usually use hickory or mesquite here in Dallas, but am wondering if smoked foods are good using Belizean woods.

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#453459 - 12/13/12 07:47 PM Re: Smoking meats in Belize... [Re: KennyJoeBob]
SFJeff Offline
If you are on the island, try dried coconut husks that have been soaked for a bit in water... it's what we use for a lot of stuff... works/tastes great.

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#453466 - 12/13/12 09:51 PM Re: Smoking meats in Belize... [Re: KennyJoeBob]
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We had a guy in Belize city smoke a pig for us and he told us he used a variety of mangrove wood but I could not tell you for sure. It was very good but they use a hot smoke here not a cold smoke as I was told the meat will spoil before it is done smoking.

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#453471 - 12/14/12 12:13 AM Re: Smoking meats in Belize... [Re: KennyJoeBob]
C2C
Oak, Maple, Osange, and Zericote work well for smoking but you have to be careful as there are a number of woods that are definitely NOT suitable for smoking such as Poisonwood, so you need to be able to recognize the various species. I haven't tried Mangrove but since it's a protected species...that is, cutting live trees is regulated. Dead wood is not.


Edited by C2C (12/14/12 12:14 AM)

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#453473 - 12/14/12 12:47 AM Re: Smoking meats in Belize... [Re: KennyJoeBob]
Katie Valk Offline
Buttonwood mangrove
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#453475 - 12/14/12 01:23 AM Re: Smoking meats in Belize... [Re: KennyJoeBob]
C2C
True that. I've seen it used, never tried myself. Makes excellent smoke.

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#453476 - 12/14/12 01:51 AM Re: Smoking meats in Belize... [Re: KennyJoeBob]
KennyJoeBob Offline
Thanks everyone for the responses. I'd hate to think I couldn't smoke when I come down!

KJB

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#453477 - 12/14/12 02:32 AM Re: Smoking meats in Belize... [Re: KennyJoeBob]
ScubaLdy Offline
I don't smoke - anything- LOL - but I do cook on a fogon and my favorite is Sea Grape. Is burns slow and hot much live oak.
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