Wood type?

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by newflame, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. newflame

    newflame Meat Mopper

    We purchased a home made wood smoker made out of an old boiler, I was just wondering if it would be alright to use Red oak, or if anyone had any experience with this, a friend of mine has an abundance of it (no white in this part of the state) he also has a lot of fallen mulberry. I'm in central nebraska if that helps any. thanks
  2. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    in my experience all oaks are fine for heat but pretty weak on the flavor side, if you like a slight smoke taste its great otherwise add fruit woods or hickory for more smokey flavor. Lots of guys like mulberry but I have never ran into it to try. Someone should come along that has used it.
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

  4. tsywake

    tsywake Fire Starter

    I use primarily red and white oak all the time. It works really well. I do agree though that you need another flavor wood added to it, but it will supply quite a bit of heat.
  5. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Show us a picture of that bad boy!


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