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Got back from branson mo last sat. (motorcycle trip).

went to a "rib crib" restaurant there where I asked if I could buy a few pieces of their hickory-(it smelled sooooo good) (great bbq). I llve in mn and have been really unhappy with the hickory supply here.I explained this to the gracious mgr. and she allowed me to "just take a few pieces 'cause we are gonna just burn it anyway"  She said it was gray hickory. What a lady!!

Tried some of it in my cookshack amerique with sl style ribs yesterday and it was great!!

Planning a trip to louisville this fall with a pickup truck available----Looking for a good source for great hickory for bbq-------------help!

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I get my Hickory Chunks from the local grocery store for mine.  Do you have a Lowes or a Home Depot near you?


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post #3 of 10

The Hickory we have here is great for smoking. Look for "Shagbark" Hickory.




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Hi WP.  I get my hickory from Lowes, and my old boss had one fall in his yard...all I wanted for free!



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Hey Kat,

thanks for the reply!

No I didnt read the whole "terms of service" thing.---Have I put myself and computer in extreme danger??

I do have a home depot near me but have never tried their wood supply---have tried menards--wal-mart---and various other sources but nothing that I consider "good hickory".

Research tells me (I think) that not all hickory is created equal---type of soil where it grows etc. is a big deal. The newly aquired hickory from MO is (in my mind) proof of this!

So---tell me if extreme danger exists for me and your thoughts on hickory supply either in "your area"(??) or other.


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Welcome to the forums!  Glad you joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...Smoking and Grilling great food!  Lots of friendly and knowledge folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.  Good luck in your quest for good hickory wood...I never have to go farther that out my back door.  I've got a whole forest of hickory trees right behind my house.



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Wow awesome story, welcome to the forum.

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Thanks to all who have welcomed me to this site!

I thought perhaps I had stepped on some toes, and I am extremely sorry if that is the case.

I have learned already that there are good people on here that are very willing to help with questions as simple as a good wood supply.

Thanks all!!


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Welcome Wingpilot.


I didn't notice any toes getting stepped on.


Just keep asking questions.




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