I have some old Pecan trees in the back yard, every two years the yard is flooded with Pecans wrapped in their husks. After doing a search on our site for "pecans" I still need more information. My questions are: 1) Can I use the pecans (husks, shells and all) in my smokette? 2) Do I need to let them dry out? 3)if so, how long does it take for a pecan to dry 4) I weigh my wood chunks before they go into the smokette; should I use the same weights for the pecans even though they are less dence than wood? 5) Any techniques out there for a guy who is trying to use the local bounty to improve his BBQ.