Oak Wood

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 1ray, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. 1ray

    1ray Fire Starter

    What is the best oak wood to cook with? I have some red oak is that good?
  2. c farmer

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

    I use red and white oak. Love the oak flavor.
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Even Scrub Oak is good...
  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I just ordered some post oak to try out its supposed to be good.
  5. Lots of Oak used here in East Texas
  6. kapdon

    kapdon Smoke Blower

    I like a mix of mesquite and hickory but I have to admit that some good oak smoked into my brisket is mighty tasty. I have been using a lot of red oak lately, but I can't tell much difference in taste between red and white oak.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2015
  7. I have heard bbq places always state what type of oak they use as if it makes a difference, but in my experience all Oak's seem to give the same flavor and burn pretty much the same
  8. I've seen some that do and some that don't if you ask they should tell you. I know on guy (just a small BBQ place ) that only uses red oak another place uses hickory most of the franchise places use a mix of oak


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