Smoking with sugar cane

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Smoking with sugar cane

Postby nascarchuck » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:44 am

Did I see somewhere that you can smoke using sugar cane? Is it any good?

Walked past a table full at the Mexican grocery and thought about buying some but thought that I would check here first.
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Re: Smoking with sugar cane

Postby Kenny 13 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:32 am

Egghead uses sugarcane often. I'm sure he'll chime in on what foods it's best suited for. Been wanting to try it myself.
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Re: Smoking with sugar cane

Postby Txbbqman_1 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:09 pm

I saw someone post about this in another thread, I too am very interested in trying this

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Re: Smoking with sugar cane

Postby KoPitBBQ » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:02 pm

I use sugarcane more than anything to smoke pork and poultry. Sugarcane burns slower and emits less smoke flavor. About half. I use it in my propane smoker, as well as my charcoal pit. Just throw some on the coals. It is a favorite whenever I serve it. The best thing I can think of to compare it to is the smell when you char corn husks when grilling corn. When i do brisket, add half wood-half sugarcane.
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Re: Smoking with sugar cane

Postby egghead » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:55 pm

Well done Ko - now there are three of us that I know of that use sugar cane :D

I first heard of it on a radio station in New Orleans - Food Critic used it to smoke hi Christmas turkey.

I use it all the time on poultry. Heavy with Hoochie Mama and smoke with sugar cane.

I cut it at the nodes and then split it - small hatchet is handy for this - then I freeze it in ziplocks. Straight from the freezer on to the lump after the lump is stabilized.

Six or eight split pieces and you don't have to wait for the smoke to clear - it's fairly mild.

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Postby Tuck » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:00 pm

"Oops - Sorry for getting carried away with all the pics :roll:"

Hey egghead that can't happen on this forum we love pic's too much !

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Re: Smoking with sugar cane

Postby Chknlady » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:35 am

I’m pretty new to smoking (so be nice lol) and want to try my hand at Buccaneer Chicken. 75 lbs of leg quarters to be exact. :shock: I just want to make sure I purchase enough sugar cane to get the job done. Any productive input is super appreciated.
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Postby Joernolav » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:06 am

I know nothing about smoking with sugar canes but I know you don't have to be afraid of asking questions here. Welcome to the forum and head over to the new member section and introduce yourself. We love pictures.

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Re: Smoking with sugar cane

Postby Fooldancing » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:09 am

I am VERY interested in this thread. I've never heard or 5hought of smoking with sugarcane. Does it infuse flavor like using wood, and does it give that sweet sugar taste? Sorry if these are crazy questions, but I am intrigued now.

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Re: Smoking with sugar cane

Postby egghead » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:52 am

Chknlady - I only use a few pieces of sugar cane for smoke flavor. Poultry can absorb a bunch of smoke and, IMHO, too much smoke on poultry is not good. Sugar cane provides a light smoke flavor and for our palate is just right for poultry.

I split a half dozen pieces that are 6-8” long and add them on top of the lump just before adding the meat.

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Postby Boots » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:36 pm

The Eggman makes a pretty bird.

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Re: Smoking with sugar cane

Postby GRailsback » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:37 pm

Boots is correct, EH makes pretty everything.
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Re: Smoking with sugar cane

Postby egghead » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:39 pm

GRailsback wrote:Boots is correct, EH makes pretty everything.

Boots wrote:The Eggman makes a pretty bird.

He is the egg man, we are the walrus(es).


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Re: Smoking with sugar cane

Postby Fooldancing » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:29 pm

I'm definitely going to have to try it out.

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