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    Crepe Myrtle?

    I cut up a crepe myrtle that was blown over in a storm. Some pieces are 4" in diameter and it got me to thinking: can you smoke with crepe myrtle? A quick google search shows this question being asked a lot with no definitive answer. One post on another forum stated that the California Poison Control Center says it is non-toxic but I didn't go to their site myself. I also found this link which suggests crepe myrtle be used for pork and quail: http://www.fooduniversity.com/foodu/...Selection.html

    This site lists it as a potential BBQ wood too, scroll down for some numbered pointers, the first four list wood that is good to burn and to BBQ with: https://arborwizard.com/burn-this-no...ree-specialist

    Another link from another BBQ sight listed it is good for oily fish such as mullet but when I clicked the link I got a malware warning so I didn't proceed.

    Any thoughts? I'm curious but not married to the idea of smoking with it, I can burn it in the fire pit instead. I have a whole fence row of 20' crepe myrtles that I am going to cut down so I'll have lots to burn (or smoke with if it is ok).

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    Max Good has a link in a post on woods and types. Some one here will post it I hope.

    its really comprehensive I recall.

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      #3
      Hmm, I have about 10 in my front yard...but then again, there is an orchard and the farm wit various fruit trees, pecans, and I have a barn full of red oak. I'm good, wood wise. Interesting thought though.

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        https://amazingribs.com/more-techniq...wood-smoke-and

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          Thanks. Read the article before but re-read it today, great info.

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        I have two "Crappy" Myrtles in my yard in central Florida. I think that tells you whether or not I would use them for cooking.

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