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I am new to meat smoking. I have about 7 sessions under my belt, mostly pork products.

Does anyone else find hickory to be a little strong. shoulder, ribs etc. I am able to get my hands

on plenty of hickory wood chunks but not apple wood from the Lowes I go to. They have apple chips only.

Anyone know where I my get my hands on some apple wood chunks. 
 

post #2 of 13

Yep, many find hickory to be strong. And right up there with hickory is mesquite. Many have grown up with mesquite smoked que so are used to it. All a matter of preference. Well, you'll have to scout around for your wood source. Here in the NW Home Depot carries chunks as do some of the ranch/farm supply houses or if there's a stove and bar-b-que retailer they would probably have some. You might check Lowes on line...another store may stock chunks and they might ship to your local store for you to pick-up.

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Originally Posted by Ron Eb 

Anyone know where I my get my hands on some apple wood chunks. 
 

 

WalMart.

post #4 of 13
Only if I use a lot of wood and there is too much smoke.

Keep in mind that smoke is a seasoning and you can over season with any type of wood.

Oak is mild, Apple and I use maple and mulberry alot because it's in my neighborhood.
post #5 of 13
It's a good idea to practice smoke management and take notes on your results. Try very light smoke sessions as well as less time in the smoke.
post #6 of 13
I use royal oak lump as my main heat source and then use chunks of different woods for smoke flavor as I feel the need for what....but I only use smoke for the 1st 4 hours then straight heat from the lump....i'll add 3-4 chunks to start out after soaking them in water, then when I see the smoke go away i add more, I get that TBS we all love to see for 20 minute bursts at a time for that 1st 4 hours icon14.gif ....
post #7 of 13
if you have an ace hardware you should be able to get lots of smoking woods there. or an outdoor sports store.
post #8 of 13
I am not sure in Baltimore hd's but in Frederick the hd has apple and cherry chunks in large bags.
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Don't know if there is a Bass Pro Shop around you, but the one around me has a number of different type of smoking wood.  Both chunks and chips, believe that is where I got my last bag of apple chunks.

post #10 of 13
or you can always just go online and order wood.
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Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the help

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I just seen peach at wal mart today icon14.gif ....
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Ron Eb View Post

I am new to meat smoking. I have about 7 sessions under my belt, mostly pork products.
Does anyone else find hickory to be a little strong. shoulder, ribs etc. I am able to get my hands
on plenty of hickory wood chunks but not apple wood from the Lowes I go to. They have apple chips only.
Anyone know where I my get my hands on some apple wood chunks. 

 
I got tons of it if you need some.
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