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Dallas Tx, where do you guys buy your wood?

Postby el luchador » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:31 pm

Hi guys. Im in dallas. I smoke on a uds with charcoal and chunks but Im about to pick up a stick burner so Ill be using wood.

where are you guys getting your wood from?

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Re: Dallas Tx, where do you guys buy your wood?

Postby bsooner75 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:12 pm

How big of a stick burner? When I used an Old Country Pecos I’d buy the B&B wood from Tom Thumb. If I borrowed my buddies trailer pit I’d go over to Arnold Bros in Irving.


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Re: Dallas Tx, where do you guys buy your wood?

Postby el luchador » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:43 pm

bsooner75 wrote:How big of a stick burner? When I used an Old Country Pecos I’d buy the B&B wood from Tom Thumb. If I borrowed my buddies trailer pit I’d go over to Arnold Bros in Irving.


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Im thinking something the size of a pecos, no bigger, but would prefer to buy in bulk to save money. thinking maybe 1/4 cord?

I will check out Arnold Bros. thanks.

question- I have been SERIOUSLY looking at the pecos. what had you get rid of it? what all did you like/dislike about it.

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Re: Dallas Tx, where do you guys buy your wood?

Postby bsooner75 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:41 am

Just responded to your PM and then noticed this :lol:

Figured I'd paste part of my response here in case any of the other members are looking at the Pecos as well:

I used a Pecos for several years. From what I looked at before purchasing and after I was using it I would rate it as one of the top big box store stick burners I found.

Modifications - I drilled holes and put temp gauges at grate level for a more accurate temp reading. Also, used a water pan most of the time to maintain moisture in the cook chamber.

Pros - Price and construction. It's pretty heavy duty. Just go look at one, lift the lid, knock on it and then do the same to a char broiler or any of the Home Depot or Lowes offerings and you'll see the difference.

Con's - Tended to cook much hotter at FB end initially. Calmed down some as the coal base built up. I found myself fiddling with the fire about every 30 minutes or so. That is to be expected unless you jump up to a custom with an insulate FB.

All in all I would recommend the Pecos for a pit under $500.00. I turned out some really nice BBQ on it.
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Re: Dallas Tx, where do you guys buy your wood?

Postby Okie Sawbones » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:45 am

I would definitely check these folks out: http://lindseytreeservice.com/cooking-woods/
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Re: Dallas Tx, where do you guys buy your wood?

Postby Boots » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:40 am

+1 on Lindsey's

Also, Academy commonly sells all types of cook wood in bagged splits or chunks. Makes it so easy I have switched over to this yes they are a reliable supplier, and the wood yards are sometimes out of Hickory, pecan or both
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Re: Dallas Tx, where do you guys buy your wood?

Postby outlaw » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:22 pm

For oak I use this man exclusively. He is an older 60-70 yr old black man that drives up to Arlington to sell his wood all they way from Athens, and his wife helps him unload and stack. They have supported their entire family all their lives by selling wood. His poor hands are so gnarled and scarred from his labors. I can't in good conscience buy from anyone else as long as he is still able. You tell him you want seasoned, that is what you get. I buy for my fireplace, and for my grill. Just tell him the length you want and he will do it. Delivering to Dallas would be a breeze for him compared to coming to Arlington.

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Re: Dallas Tx, where do you guys buy your wood?

Postby jwh » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:43 pm

Hickory chunks from Wally world. I haven't graduated to proper yet, I suppose. But I ain't usin' a stick burner, so . . . Kingsford and chunks/chips for now.
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Re: Dallas Tx, where do you guys buy your wood?

Postby DogTag34 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:58 pm

I get hickory and post oak outta a place in Athens.... cherry, peach, pecan etc I just order online anymore....pretty fast delivery and better selection....fruitawood.com
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Re: Dallas Tx, where do you guys buy your wood?

Postby el luchador » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:22 pm

guys, thanks so much for the information.

you have given me a lot of places to check and details.

The story on the guy from Athens is moving and I like the fact that he can deliver.

@bsooner75. Thanks for the info on the Pecos. Im glad it wasn't a piece of junk as Im looking at it hard.

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