Oak smoking wood

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by c farmer, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What kind of flavor does oak give off.

    I always thought it would be real strong.

    I have access to alot of dead red and white oak.
     
  2. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Do it. Bro in law does nothing but, which is about all he's got around there. Always good. Like fruit wood mixed in with mine. To tell the truth I like fruitwood all the way, but have nothing against oak or any hard wood. Not a specialist mind you, but it is all good to me.
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks.  Keep in mind I use hickory for everything.

    Which I cut on the farm.

    I have alot of standing red and white oak too.
     
  4. waterboy12

    waterboy12 Smoke Blower

    I use oak and hickory for everything.
     
  5. Hello Adam.  If you use a lot of hickory you will be good with oak.  I don't think it's quite as strong as hickory.  Oak and cherry make a good mix.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Danny.

    I use hickory for everything. Unless I am smoking food for others.
     
  7. tommy012175

    tommy012175 Newbie

    Never used oak except old whiskey barrels.

    Does it matter what type oak it is??
     
  8. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am going to try some white oak this weekend.
     
  9. tommy012175

    tommy012175 Newbie

    Guess i will mix red oak and cherry.
     
  10. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    I don't guess it does. Bro in law just cuts down oaks, and there are so many species who knows, it taste fine. What I do figure is that white oak smells alot like pecan.
     
  11. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hope it does taste like pecan.
     
  12. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Took some oak flooring off a job and just threw one in a fire for burgers and that is what i smelled.
     
  13. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sweet. I am going to do a stuffed pork loin tomorrow and am going to try it.
     
  14. I will use oak on pork quite often. It is, in my opinion, quit a mild smoke.

    Do it..........oak is good.

    gary
     
  15. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last edited: Dec 9, 2013
  16. talob

    talob Newbie

    Hello, just found the site and joind looks like I will learn a lot here my first post, I have a lot of red oak planer shaveings from a wood project I saved in anticipation, also have a lot of hedgeapple (osage orange) wood around good to use? Just took a hog in for butcher yesterday looking forward to trying my first smokeing bacon.
     
  17. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Talob, jump into roll call to introduce yourself and what type of smoker you have and location so others will be able to help.

    Welcome
     
  18. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    I will be using red oak for a brisket smoke this weekend.  Will be my first time using oak.  I've heard that red oak gives beef a great flavor and color.  We'll see!
     
  19. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Let us know how it turns out.

    I have been using white oak.
     
  20. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    I'll have some Q-View going.  It will go on about midnight Friday for a Saturday evening supper.
     

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