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  • Ernest
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    I've used it 3 times now with no issues.
    I ran out of lump charcoal for starting. So I decided to try to kingsford competition. Yeah, never again. LOL

  • Drbearsec
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    No I haven't tried pecan mainly because of those warnings. I've used Mesquite, Cherry, Oak and Hickory.

  • Ernest
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    Drbearsec mesquite is cheap here in Texas. Have you used pecan in the KBQ? Bill says to avoid it coz it doesn't coal well. I've used all pecan, my favorite wood, I haven't had any issues.

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  • Drbearsec
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    Originally posted by Ernest View Post
    Has anyone used mesquite logs in stick burner? Mesquite is quite cheap in Texas but I've never used it in chunks. I always stayed away from it due to horror stories.

    I used Mesquite in my KBQ... I love it for beef... It's just really pricy here (Illinois) so I use Oak mostly with a little cherry mixed in for beef.

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  • SwampDonkeyzBBQ
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    Mesquite is great on beef and chicken, just don't let it smolder, and make sure it is seasoned well.

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  • (brownie)
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    Any kind of chainsaw is a PITA, imo! Dial back the bar oil as much as possible as it really stinks.

  • Ernest
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    Baby steps DWCowles LOL!

  • DWCowles
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    Ernest you need to invest in a Stihl chainsaw. Those electric saws are design to cut small tree limbs

  • grantw
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    You would be surprised, I have seen people go great lengths to do strange things. Haha

  • smarkley
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    hahahaha I bet it was! >>> the chicken was GUUD!!

  • Ernest
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    Stevehtn I did a chicken cook with all mesquite. It does indeed run hotter. The KBQ max temp shows 320 but it ran 343.
    It will be a staple, the chicken was GUUD!!

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  • Spinaker
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    I have always stayed away from Mesquite too. I have used fit a few times, but I had a bad experience on time. The smoke flavor was so overpowering. However, that was when my BBQ knowledge was in its infancy. So maybe I will give it another go sometime.

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  • Ernest
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    I can't choke the fire even if I wanted to on this KBQ.

  • Stevehtn
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    When I want smoke flavor on a steak, mesquite is my go-to wood. It'll put down a lot of smoky flavor in a hurry, and, to me anyways, it goes together with beef like peas go with carrots. That said, it's without question the strongest smoke of any hardwood I've ever used, and it burns quite a bit hotter than the other typical smoking woods to produce "clean" smoke, so keep that in mind if you use it straight up in a stickburner. I've never used pure mesquite before. I usually add a small amount whenever I cook beef for a little extra kick, but I emphasize small, and typically the earliest part of the cook. Feel free to give it a try. Just use less wood than you typically would since you need it to burner hotter than one of the other typical smoke woods.

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  • grantw
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    I like mesquite , I can't see it being bad just don't choke the fire

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