Brisket smoked with White Oak?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by corrib, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. corrib

    corrib Newbie

    Just ordered a brisket for the weekend and had planned on smoking with hickory chucks. Of course, my local supplier is out.

    I do have a good supply of very dry white oak firewood and a bandsaw.

    Will white oak work to do a brisket or should I go with hickory chips?

    Thanks!
     
  2. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    I use mainly white oak. It is a bit milder than Hickory. Works great for everything I've ever done. Pork, Beef, Poultry.
     
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Should be perfectly delicious smoking with oak.
    Might darken a bit more than with hickory but it will be goooooood.
     
  4. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Oak is great to cook with.
     
  5. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have alot of whiteoak around garden and use more with fish and poultry ,but never had problem on pork or brisket.I use red oak and cherry alot as i have endless supply and it gives a more mahogany color then whiteoak and cherry from my experiences on pork-personal preference.

    Whiteoak is good on brisket.
     
  6. corrib

    corrib Newbie

    Thanks to everyone for the advice.

    Just picked up a 6.5 pound brisket and will be spending some quality time with my bandsaw tomorrow night.

    I'm thinking I'll cut 2" chunks. Sound about right?

    Will post some pics when the brisket is finished.
     
  7. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like a plan! good luck on yoursmoke and don't forget the pics!
     
  8. dasmoker

    dasmoker Smoke Blower

    No, leave the meat whole and don't use the bandsaw on it. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oak is great - nice and mild. Have fun.
     
  10. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    seriously!!! OAK, red or white is a good smoking wood??

    I mean I thought it was strictly restricted to hickory or other woods totally besides anything oak...GEZZZ..I can get a hold of OAK out the ying-yang to last me years...my buddie's property got struck with 100mph straight winds and downed over 200 trees, probably 75% OAK!! I'm getting in on this one!!!!
     
  11. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    as a general rule, if the tree produces something that you would eat (Acorns any one?) it will make a fine smoking wood. Oak is great as a heat source and smoking wood. You just made a giant score!
     
  12. bradentonbuc

    bradentonbuc Newbie

    Any idea how long I should budget for a small, flat cut 3 lb brisket in a gas smoker? I plan to keep it around 220 and use oak and apple woods. Any feedback?
     

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