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Smoking meats in Belize... #453454
12/13/12 12:41 PM
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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.

Re: Smoking meats in Belize... [Re: KennyJoeBob] #453459
12/13/12 01:47 PM
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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.

Re: Smoking meats in Belize... [Re: KennyJoeBob] #453466
12/13/12 03:51 PM
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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.

Re: Smoking meats in Belize... [Re: KennyJoeBob] #453471
12/13/12 06:13 PM
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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.

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Re: Smoking meats in Belize... [Re: KennyJoeBob] #453473
12/13/12 06:47 PM
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Buttonwood mangrove


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Re: Smoking meats in Belize... [Re: KennyJoeBob] #453475
12/13/12 07:23 PM
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True that. I've seen it used, never tried myself. Makes excellent smoke.

Re: Smoking meats in Belize... [Re: KennyJoeBob] #453476
12/13/12 07:51 PM
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Thanks everyone for the responses. I'd hate to think I couldn't smoke when I come down!

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Re: Smoking meats in Belize... [Re: KennyJoeBob] #453477
12/13/12 08:32 PM
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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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