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Aug 30, 2006 02:34 PM

Smoking with Lilac wood?

Anyone ever smoke with lilac branches before. I have quite a bit of branches that I saved from spring cleaning, and I was going to be smoking this weekend and was thinking of using some of the lilac branches with some lamb, maybe some seafood too. Any advise would be appreciated.

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  1. If you try it, please post your results.

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    1. re: Zydecopapa

      I'm going to try it and will post my results. I'm just hoping it won't be to overpowering.

    2. I haven't used it, but I have notes on various smoking woods. Lilac is actually quite light with a hint of floral taste. It is recommended for use with fish and lamb.

      1. I have used Lilac wood often to smoke chicken, ribs, etc. It works out
        well. The Lilac I have is old, large and well seasoned, so I don't know
        how well wood that is on the green side would work. We used to have a
        store locally called the Outdoor Cooking Store, and Lilac was their most
        expensive wood to buy for smoking.