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Offline BBQ_Ben

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What do you use mesquite for?
« on: September 05, 2015, 12:26:31 pm »
I find myself with a box of mesquite pucks, and I'm not sure what to smoke with them.  I tend to think of mesquite as a wood to grill steak over...I suppose I could do a reverse sear on some steaks?  An hour of smoke at 130-140, let them rest then give them a quick sear for crust.

What do you like to pair with mesquites?



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Re: What do you use mesquite for?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 12:45:26 pm »
Nothing. :)  I find it too powerful and bitter.

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Re: What do you use mesquite for?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 01:02:40 pm »
Beef. (Brisket, ribs, steaks, prim rib, etc.) If you like a mild smoke then smoke for less time.
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Re: What do you use mesquite for?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 05:05:41 pm »
Nothing. :)  I find it too powerful and bitter.

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Re: What do you use mesquite for?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2015, 08:08:59 pm »
I make mesquite salt.

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Re: What do you use mesquite for?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2015, 12:58:16 pm »
Beef. (Brisket, ribs, steaks, prim rib, etc.) If you like a mild smoke then smoke for less time.

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Re: What do you use mesquite for?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2015, 04:51:30 pm »
Excellent. Thanks!


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Re: What do you use mesquite for?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2015, 03:34:50 am »
I use it for Venison Jerky.Nice smoke flavor.
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Re: What do you use mesquite for?
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2015, 06:27:38 am »
Any wild meat.  Deer, bear, goose.  Mesquite has the required bite for stronger meats.

That said, I don't use them exclusively.  The last goose Jerky I made I used 1 mesquite puck for every 3 cherry that I used (alternate in stack)

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Re: What do you use mesquite for?
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2017, 06:09:46 am »
I find myself with a box of mesquite pucks, and I'm not sure what to smoke with them.  I tend to think of mesquite as a wood to grill steak over...I suppose I could do a reverse sear on some steaks?  An hour of smoke at 130-140, let them rest then give them a quick sear for crust.

What do you like to pair with mesquites?



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Re: What do you use mesquite for?
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2017, 09:01:06 am »
I like it when smoking pepperettes (snack sticks) when using wild game such as moose.. not alot tho, maybe 2 hrs max!