New here and hope to be a lasting member. I live south of Veracruz city in the state of Veracruz in Mexico. Our property has around 30 allspice trees of which 35% are females and produce allspice berries which are harvested mid summer every year. We average about 850 to 900 kilos per year from the harvest. None of this has much to do with the question but is just a bit of background info.
Has anyone ever had any experiance using allspice wood for smoking or even grilling food? The wood itself is very hard so that part seems OK. When you crush the fresh leaves the smell is very strong leading me to think the wood will be the same. Not a bad smell just a very strong smell. We have used leaves like bay leaves in soups and stews and worked out fine. Smoking may be another thing.
I may try it soon but I really hate to ruin a good piece of meat... any ideas?