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Thread: Wood Question

  1. #1
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    Default Wood Question

    Has anyone used sassafrass for smoking pork

  2. #2
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    Never used it myself!
    http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/showt...ght=sassafrass
    This is all I could find on the forum for Sassafrass, no idea on how it tastes though!
    I have done a pork butt in a crock pot with Root Beer and it came out pretty good. If you have the Sassafrass on hand, give it a go let us know how it comess out!
    Bill

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    I haven't used it, but I do know that all the sassafras flavor is in the outer bark of the root and not in the wood.

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    I have used Sassafras a couple times and it seems to work just fine to me. There are those that will tell you it's not a good wood for smoking but other than this twitch I've developed, it seems fine to me...

    (just kidding about the twitch)
    ~Brian~
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    I've used it but don't feel it has any advantages that'd keep me going back. It was one of those idle curiosity cooks. I'm not curious any more.
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