So what are the wood types suitable for smoking?

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Re: So what are the wood types suitable for smoking?

Postby fuzzdmedic » Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:21 pm

Thankx tex. i will try it
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Re: So what are the wood types suitable for smoking?

Postby fuzzdmedic » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:51 pm

Sorry. Another question. When lighting my smoker should a add the oak once i have a good layer of grey ash on my coals or sooner?

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Re: So what are the wood types suitable for smoking?

Postby tex_toby » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:36 am

fuzzdmedic wrote:Sorry. Another question. When lighting my smoker should a add the oak once i have a good layer of grey ash on my coals or sooner?

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Re: So what are the wood types suitable for smoking?

Postby dummy que » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:05 am

TessaJEnglish wrote:I have a dieing Ash to be removed. Never thought of using it for smoking.

thanks to the emerald ash bore there is a abundent supply of ash in my area (the known center of the bbq universe S. Central Ohio) the trick is to get them before they fall over it is a nice wood for smokeing i use it in my stick burner (lang60) it has nice mellow flavor heat and burn time is similar to hickory
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Re: So what are the wood types suitable for smoking?

Postby jmillhimes » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:24 am

So....My question is this. Living in Texas now for 15 years Ive tried to get my art of smoking down. I love smoking all briskits and ribs but the wood is where im a bit lost at choice. I hear people talk about Oak and Post oak....Is there a difference?
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Re: So what are the wood types suitable for smoking?

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:44 am

Post oak is in the white oak family. It is popular in central Texas because it is plentiful there. I use red oak because in my area it is most common. Either or is great for cooking right along with pecan and hickory and Mesquite.
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Re: So what are the wood types suitable for smoking?

Postby Okie Sawbones » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:52 am

Would you believe there are 35 types of oak trees in Texas? All in the Quercus genus. One source states that all oak varieties are suitable for smoking. Our property is covered with post oak, so guess what I burn?
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Re: So what are the wood types suitable for smoking?

Postby DickC » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:18 pm

I have lots of elm wood, never see it mentioned, have any of you used it? I've been thinking about trying it but thought I'd ask first.
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Postby woodenvisions » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:25 pm

I do a lot of Chicken, so I use Apple Apple and Apple all of the time...
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Re: So what are the wood types suitable for smoking?

Postby spacetrucker » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:29 am

I always cook with the hard woods, which excludes mulberry and elm, however on this forum I was informed that mulberry is a good smoking wood, so?? :scratch:
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Re: So what are the wood types suitable for smoking?

Postby BladeRunner » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:49 pm

I recently got a cut down tree that looked like oak... But it turns out that it's ash.
Can I cook with that? Maybe to build the coal base or after the beef is wrapped...?
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Postby Russ » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:49 pm

We use a lot of manuka wood down here.

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Re: So what are the wood types suitable for smoking?

Postby Txdragon » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:24 pm

BladeRunner wrote:I recently got a cut down tree that looked like oak... But it turns out that it's ash.
Can I cook with that? Maybe to build the coal base or after the beef is wrapped...?


Supposed to have a very distinctive but light flavor. Should go good with beef, pork and chicken.
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Re: So what are the wood types suitable for smoking?

Postby thepitmaster » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:32 pm

I say what ever works best for u I use all types but mostly either pecan hickory or misquiet
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Re: So what are the wood types suitable for smoking?

Postby Down_South » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:27 pm

Well, I grew up on mesquite. I'm from Beeville, Texas and Grandad had a ranch Down_South in Freer from 1946 to 2006. So we cooked all our steaks and ferral hogs over mesquite. I must say I'm really liking the mild smokey flavors of Central Texas post oak lately.

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