Grilling with orange wood
I'm surrounded by orange tree, living in Florida and all, so I was wondering if I could break off some branches and use it when I grill? I've seen some online store that lets you buy orange wood so why not just go outside and get my own wood.
I was wondering if anyone has done this or is it just a bad idea?
IMO, orange wood, or any citrus wood, is great for smoking poultry and pork. If you want to use orange wood for a BBQ, ensure you season the wood before you cook with it.
All you'll need to do is cut the branches into small pieces while they're still green, stack em, season em, and once they've dried out properly, you'll be able to cook with them.
For a few branches, it should only take a few weeks for them to dry out, provided the weather is good. Just make sure you cut the wood into the sizes you want, before the wood seasons.
Once orange wood dries out, it can be pretty difficult to cut into manageable pieces by hand.