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Best wood for hamburgers?

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Going to smoke hamburgers for the first time and I'm torn on what wood to use.  I have hickory, mesquite, cherry, alder, pecan, and apple.  I was thinking a combo of apple and mesquite but was hoping someone had some first hand knowledge.  I'm sure it'll be good regardless of what I use, but the more I smoke the more I realize certain woods complement certain types of meat better. 

post #2 of 6

Try your Pecan , a nice flavor reminiscent of Hickory but milder ; perfect for Burgers. JMHO!!!

post #3 of 6

I really like cherry for all beef smokes. A 50/50 mixture of hickory and cherry is really good too! I have also done a 75/25 mixture of cherry and mesquite, light on the mesquite and heavy on the cherry. Smoked burgers are the best!

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I like full on mesquite for burgers!  I love the hickory/cherry blend but that is my go-to for pork - unlike my friend dirtsailor who prefers that combo with beef!

 

Basically, it's a preference thing.  You'll need to try out a few different woods to see which one YOU like best.

 

Good luck,


Bill

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Originally Posted by PGSmoker64 View Post

I like full on mesquite for burgers!  I love the hickory/cherry blend but that is my go-to for pork - unlike my friend dirtsailor who prefers that combo with beef!

 

Basically, it's a preference thing.  You'll need to try out a few different woods to see which one YOU like best.

 

Good luck,


Bill

HA and I like hickory/apple for pork or alder/apple for pork!

 

How about cheese, whats the best smoked cheese for a burger hit.gif

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HA and I like hickory/apple for pork or alder/apple for pork!

 

How about cheese, whats the best smoked cheese for a burger hit.gif

LOL....well my friend, that's another on of them preference things...biggrin.gif

 

I like all kinds of cheese, really like a smoked gouda with apple smoked bacon on a burger!  Or an extra-sharp white cheddar - but again - gotta have some bacon!!!

 

Which wood is best for smoking the cheese - to continue a theme..Beating_A_Dead_Horse_by_livius.gif

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