Originally Posted by Owlcreeksmoker4
Looks great ribs have to be my favorite smoke! can;t beat that solid hickory taste on them either (pecan is a tie for me though lol)
Thanks guys, it was tasty for sure.
I thought about pecan, but had some hickory and apple on the porch in containers from the last smoke (getting lazy in my old age - pecan was in wire baskets in the basement).
That is one plus about being in Georgia. We have pecan trees all over the place. I have a standing request for friends & co-workers to let me know any time they have a limb blow down or need to be trimmed. I have a co-worker who's family runs an apple orchard (woo-hoo!!!). There is an added plus of knowing that fist sized chunk came from a limb at a friends yard which you made into chunks yourself. I've been told the pecan shells work good as a smoke wood also, but you have to add them more often (unlike a good chunk of wood). I've not tried shells myself though.
And for those of you who have never tried pecan, Owlcreesmoker4 is right. It's a great wood to use, and is probably the one wood I think can be used with just about anything.