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Offline suddenstop

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When to use, and what to use mesquite bisquettes on?
« on: January 23, 2019, 06:10:26 am »
Basically every post here mentions what bisquette that person uses, and also what ones they avoid.  I see most common that most do not smoke with mesquite.  I see Bradley has a posting on what types of meat go good with what puck but its quite generic, thought i'd ask the pros!

I've got a 48 box of mesquite, used a few on a pork roast and was happy with it.  But what are some other good DO's and DON'Ts of mesquite? 

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Re: When to use, and what to use mesquite bisquettes on?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 06:17:53 am »
Basically every post here mentions what bisquette that person uses, and also what ones they avoid.  I see most common that most do not smoke with mesquite.  I see Bradley has a posting on what types of meat go good with what puck but its quite generic, thought i'd ask the pros!

I've got a 48 box of mesquite, used a few on a pork roast and was happy with it.  But what are some other good DO's and DON'Ts of mesquite?
Not so much as NOT what to smoke with them it's more like what you like.  Mesquite can be over powering for some foods and for me not a good flavor other than brisket (again just me)
 
I would never do pork or chicken with it but a brisket or a good chuckie every now and then ain't bad.

For a lighter flavor I go with Apple or Pecan, again that's just me. 

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Re: When to use, and what to use mesquite bisquettes on?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 07:45:25 am »
I’ve never been too particular about which wood I use. I find they all give good results as long as you don’t overdo it with the smoke . About the only set rule for me is I always use alder with fish.
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Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: When to use, and what to use mesquite bisquettes on?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 01:24:49 pm »
The mesquite bisquettes provide a very strong smoke, but when I use chunks of mesquite in my charcoal burners it provides a much better flavor. If you have it and need to use it up, I would use it with meats that have a strong flavor such as chuck, brisket, duck, lamb etc. I would use it in moderation - maybe start with half the smoke time that is recommended in the recipe.

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How much smoke did you apply to the pork roast.
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Offline zueth

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Re: When to use, and what to use mesquite bisquettes on?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 10:08:02 pm »
For me I used mesquite pretty much never, but like Habs said I had to use it would mix it in with others, maybe 2 to 1 or less, like 2 hickory 1 mesquite.


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Re: When to use, and what to use mesquite bisquettes on?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 04:54:45 am »
I like mesquite on ALL beef. I also like oak, pecan, hickory, and walnut on beef. For beef, you cannot get it to strong for me.
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