Originally Posted by KC5TPY
Hello. I know your question is where can I buy some smoking wood for my Dad for Christmas without spending a million pounds ( I sent you a PM ). I know it is frustrating when we start going on about this and that. JUST ANSWER THE ******* QUESTION!!!!!!! I hear ya ! We are only trying to make sure that you ( or Dad's ) earliest experiences with smoking meat is successful. The last thing we want is for you to become disheartened and give up. If you need any further help feel free to PM me any time. Would be glad to help if I can. If I don;t know I'll PM someone who does know and we can learn together. Keep Smokin!
I really am thankful for all the advice given here including the advice about the trashcan, I'm sorry if my posts suggest otherwise. In my mind, I was just thinking that if I established the cost of wood required, then I could possibly also buy a non galvanised food can for him in addition. For that I needed to have an estimate of costs, hence my eagerness to know the cost of the wood.
From your guys advice, it seems that I won't need as much wood as I was expecting ( I thought you needed something like 40kg of wood to smoke a 5kg joint), Now, I'm re- thinking my wood option.
I hate to bother you guys with another question but I know i said mesquite but i was thinking maybe something less intense would be better for his 1st try. Maybe Hickory? Would that be ok on pork? I was also thinking about maybe getting another wood to mix it up but i have no idea which other wood would compliment hickory or whether it would be best to just stick to one solid wood.
Also, in regards to the can. I am right in thinking that any cans made from zinc or Aluminum are out of the question for smoking? If so, what cans would be safe? As in material content???
Sorry, I didn't know if you preferred a straight pm or don't mind me posting this here. And Thank you all so much for the valuable information.