Return to the Fig Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Would fig wood be good for smoking meat?

Posted by wertach 7b SC (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 31, 12 at 15:30

I've just done some heavy trimming of my huge fig tree. And I have about 1/2 truckload of 6 plus inch logs cut in to firewood lengths.

I know that most fruit and nut trees are excellent for smoking meat, I love apple and peach for smoking.

I am kinda thinking about smoking meat with it after it dries out over the winter.

Anyone tried it?

However, since figs have latex, which I'm not allergic to, is it OK?

Does it give a good flavor?

Or should I just give it to a friend to put in his wood stove?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Would fig wood be good for smoking meat?

Good question. If no one answers, then there is only one way to find out. Let us know how it goes, hmmm...fig smoked fish and poultry sounds appetizing.


 o
RE: Would fig wood be good for smoking meat?

Hi, wertach:

With that much fig cuttings and if the type of the fig
is of excellent taste and productive, you can offer
them on eBay!


 o
RE: Would fig wood be good for smoking meat?

Thanks for the suggestion fignewbies. But I don't know the actual variety of the tree, so it would be a hard sell. I have offered the cuttings for a SASE on another post and I'm getting a lot of questions that I can't answer.

All I know is they are dark brown or purple with light red pulp. And they are real sweet.

They look like the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Brown Turkey


 o
RE: Would fig wood be good for smoking meat?

Wertach,

I sent you an email about some cuttings, I'm interested. As for the subject on this thread, I would say yes. I have collected larger edible fig branches while in California. I dried them (6 months) and have used the straight sticks for broom handles (I'm a broom maker) I whittled the ends to prepare them for my craft and the smell was delightful! It smelled kinda fruity. I would bet that the dried twigs or even better chipped pieces would be excellent for smoking meats. Being from Wisconsin I would be interested to see what kind of flavor would be had with fig smoked cheese. Fig smoked gouda...yum.
Good Luck!
-Little John


 o
RE: Would fig wood be good for smoking meat?

Your Figs looks like my Chicago Hardy tree figs.


 o
RE: Would fig wood be good for smoking meat?

Wertach,

Yep you can use fig wood for smoking but it imparts a very mild flavor.


 o
RE: Would fig wood be good for smoking meat?

  • Posted by mrclint z10SoCal Valley (My Page) on
    Mon, Jan 14, 13 at 12:32

There's plenty of data out there to indicate that fig wood in a smoker imparts a mild flavor to meats.

Here is a link that might be useful: Search: fig wood in smoker


 o
RE: Would fig wood be good for smoking meat?

Thank you very much mrclint, I had already saw those results though. I trust the fig people on here is why I asked.

I have the wood drying in the barn now, It will probably be about 3 months before it is dry enough.

I bought 3 Boston butts while they were on sale for new years day and froze them. When the wood is dry enough I'm gonna be smokin! LOL

I'll post the results!


 o
RE: Would fig wood be good for smoking meat?

The results are in!

I smoked some pork ribs with the fig wood Sunday.

As mentioned by mrclint and bamboo_rabbit. It had a very mild smoke flavor

It had a touch of sweetness in the aroma but no sweetness in the taste.

I'll have to get some more Boston butts to try. The ones that I bought while on sale and froze ended up being smoked with hickory wood for St. Paddies day! LOL


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Fig Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here