Mesquite wood worm/bug holes?
always gig em
3:37p, 11/29/12
always gig em
3459 posts, joined 08/22/2008
Anything wrong with those? I've got about half a cord I pick from time to time and have noticed some of the pieces have holes in them from worms or bugs of some sort. I've BBQ'd with the ones that don't have any and just made fires with the rest, but my question is is it ok to cook with that other stuff? Figured someone on here might know......
Log
3:42p, 11/29/12
Log
9364 posts, joined 09/09/2004
Flour has an average of 75 or more insect fragments per 50 grams and an average of 1 or more rodent hairs per 50 grams.
tx4guns
4:24p, 11/29/12
tx4guns
14362 posts, joined 09/29/2003
All my bbq wood has spiders and sometimes termites in it. Cook away! It won't matter.
MouthBQ98
4:28p, 11/29/12
MouthBQ98
86078 posts, joined 08/30/2005
More charred protein particles!

Your digestive system is a lot more robust than it gets credit for. The only wood that is really bad to cook over is wood with lots of creosote or fungus/mold on it.
always gig em
4:37p, 11/29/12
always gig em
3459 posts, joined 08/22/2008
I've had smaller amounts of mesquite before and never really noticed it.

Thanks, appreciate the info.
mwlkr
5:49p, 11/29/12
mwlkr
2657 posts, joined 02/04/2004
Mesquite=Bugs. No problemo.
Deerdude
6:15p, 11/29/12
Deerdude
408 posts, joined 08/09/2011
I also smoke with centipedes and scorpions for that added kick.
Lungblood
9:14p, 11/29/12
Lungblood
6933 posts, joined 10/04/2011
Cockroaches in your firebox give a flavor similar to comino.
southernboy1
12:22a, 11/30/12
southernboy1
344 posts, joined 09/07/2007
I believe the holes make the wood burn hotter or faster from the air available. A few years back some "seasonal workers" said that the year before or after, I can't remember, these holes are made the wood was best for using as posts. If toy were building fences or decorative things. I don't know how true that is. I figured they knew more about it than me. For BBQ it is fine.
southernboy1
12:25a, 11/30/12
southernboy1
344 posts, joined 09/07/2007
Sorry for the typo's. don't murder me. Damn auto correct.
Doc Hayworth
7:11a, 11/30/12
Doc Hayworth
3293 posts, joined 01/21/2007
I have never seen cured dried mesquite that didn't have worm holes in it.

Maybe if you cut it green, it won't have any, but I mostly cut mesquite that has been dead for 20-30 years.
Horse with No Name
7:16a, 11/30/12
Horse with No Name
249 posts, joined 09/23/2008
The first time that I ran a mesquite board through a table saw and had one of those grubs splatter my face was a bit of a surprise. I jumped back and checked all my fingers. . .
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