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On the link that I included it was right under Grapevines.
Duh! In my haste I scanned the list for Orange, rather than Citrus. Thanks for pointing it out, Gulf.

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Hi all,
So is there any fruit wood that you would not use? I can get my hands on prunnings from the family orchid but was never sure of what to use. Cherry, pear, apple, lemon, fig, quince, plum, walnut, grapefruit, kiwi,
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I would love to use some for smoking as well the bigger dry stuff as fuel/ kindling.
Fruit wood is not so common in oz.
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So is there any fruit wood that you would not use?......
Fruit wood is not so common in oz.
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I personally can't answer that since I haven't tried them all. The great thing about smoking is that it takes relatively a little amount of wood to make a whole lot of smoke .
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I would love to use some for smoking
Most of the Eucs and wattles are ok for that too.

I wouldnt use the wattle commonly known as Blackwood as it has a know irritant in it that can cause nose bleeds from the dust and a skin irritant.
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Most temperate-origin fruit wood is good for smoking. Quince is ok, too. Kiwi is technically a berry, I think, and I've never seen it used because kiwi isn't a native tree here.

Don't burn good sized pieces of walnut. Sell them to a woodworker instead.

In the U.S. it isn't recommended to use eucalyptus for smoking, but that's probably because we must have some nasty bastardized import that gives off noxious fumes. I imagine thst the aussies would have centuries of experience with eucalyptus, and even more second hand knowledge from native peoples, so they know which trees are ok, and which one will send you on a permanent walkabout.
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GianniFoccacia, this picture show what seems a very very seasoned orange wood. By the way, tell us how do you split such logs as, in my experience, there is no way exception of some sort of hidraulic press or cut it with a motorsaw. But avoid the last especially if you don't have a way for re-sharp the chain by yourself. This wood when well dried is very abrasive and you can even see sparks when motorsaw is cutting.

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So is there any fruit wood that you would not use?
This could be a very useful thread. My granfather told me once: "never burn for cooking fig tree wood, nor for paella, nor for barbecue, nor for fireplace". I've heard thar it's still is a common hunters prank to add some branch of fig to ruin the coals of a whole barbecue. Seems that the smoke add a ugly taste to the food.
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Google to the rescue.
Figs poisonous? - Fig Forum - GardenWeb
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And again.

Tree limb wood that is toxic - Mickaboo Wiki
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This could be a very useful thread. My granfather told me once: "never burn for cooking fig tree wood, nor for paella, nor for barbecue, nor for fireplace". I've heard thar it's still is a common hunters prank to add some branch of fig to ruin the coals of a whole barbecue. Seems that the smoke add a ugly taste to the food.
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Thanks for the info but.....trust my luck, mangled my hand cutting up fig tree trimmings from a friend, now I find out the @&%$ stuff unsuitable to burn in a WFO. Now would you read about it!!
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