Smoking woods

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by hawksouth, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. I've got a question to ask the experts;

    Living in the Deep South as I do, ( South Mississippi ) we have 2 types of Oak trees

    Red Oak and Water Oak. My question is are they any good for smoking in my SFB?
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Once you have it dried,you should have no problem.

  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes,both are good !:biggrin:
  4. sawinredneck

    sawinredneck Meat Mopper

    I like the red a little better myself, we have red, white and a ton of post here in KS. The red seems to burn a little hotter and longer, but not enough to throw the others away!
    All will provide a nice flavor, I prefer to cook my good hamburgers and steaks directly over Oak for the flavor it infuses! Burn it and enjoy it!
  5. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    sawinredneck has it right. You are fortunate to have those selections. Just add a hickory alternative and you should be fixed for most any smoking job.
  6. Thanks for the quick replys,
    I'll have to look for some Hickory, its as hard to find down here
    as Pecan. By that I mean folks with Hickory or Pecan DO Not want to let
    it go without some serious cash. Thanks again!
  7. kz5rt2

    kz5rt2 Newbie

    I have a quick question, when using an AMNPS, when would I want to use wood dust vs pellets for smoking in my MES30?


  8. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    you might get more responses if you post this as a "new" thread (either in or

    Click on the brown button that says "Start a New Thread"

    I'd love to help answer your question but I am one of the few people on this forum who does NOT have an MES. LOL
  9. pignut hickory

    pignut hickory Fire Starter

    Hawksouth ..As for my personal opinion you can not beat red oak for smoking chicken for pork I like hickory pork a nice golden look..I was looking on your see if any one used sassafras  with hickory for smoking bacon ..My old neighbor  used sassafras just do not know how much he has passed now..

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