Combining Woods for Baby Backs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokesonyou, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. smokesonyou

    smokesonyou Newbie

    Hey guys,

    I'm a complete noob at this. I bought a Weber One Touch 22.5 kettle with my xmas money and I've used it once so far to smoke some baby backs. Not knowing anything, I bought mesquite chips. My wife and I liked them a lot but I can definitely see how it can be too much for a lot of people. I want to smoke some baby backs for our Super Bowl party and I want to play around with the wood in order to tame that smoke flavor. What combo of wood can I use for baby backs? I was thinking either half mesquite half apple or half mesquite half hickory....
  2. I checked the [​IMG]  and found that since it is your ribs you can combine anything you want. I would add a fruit wood as hickory is also a very strong wood.

    I see this is your first post. When you get a chance will you drop by roll call so everyone can give you a proper SMF welcome?

    Happy smoken.

  3. slipaway

    slipaway Meat Mopper

    If you find the smoke flavor a bit too overwhelming you might want to consider these "milder" woods - Pecan (nice and smooth); Apple (a little sweeter than Pecan but still mild); and even some Cherry (sweetest I have used but works well mixed with hard woods like hickory and mesquite).

    Most people find mixing woods (say 50% pecan with 50% hickory) gives them a good balance.

    Having said all this - remember what mule says - they are your ribs - use whatever you like.

    Just because someone else uses xx doesn't mean anything. Use the comments as guides, not rules

    Experiment till your hearts content..................
  4. Yeah a good mix makes it taste great  Just be sure and use seasoned wood


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