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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Well I from the great state of Texas, and consider myself a junior smoker. Hopefully this site can make me more consitent as I am hit and miss right now. My real big question is...what is the best wood to use?? I have determined that mesquite is too strong for a long smoke and really want to try pecan or oak. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
post #2 of 19
Welcome to the SMF. try out the 5-day eCourse.
post #3 of 19


Welcome to SMF. I use Hickory and Wild Cherry. I am trying to get some Apple right now. I have used Mesquite chips some but usually use Hickory the most and have fell on the Cherry. I know the Cherry is not to over powering, and of course Hickory is the most common. I hear that the Apple will give a good flavor. Im not to advanced here myself, but I know there is alot of people here that can answer this question better than I can. Good luck and remember to post some Q-view.
post #4 of 19


Junior welcome to smf. I like to use hickory,apple,mesqiteand cherry it really depends on you!!!!!!
post #5 of 19
junior smoker
Welcome to SMF !!!
Wood preference is exactly that and your preference might change for the type of different foods you might be smoking. There are many types of wood to try, enjoy smoking and trying them all.
Finding this site is a large step in eliminating misses and making most of your smokes hits !!!
post #6 of 19
Welcome to the site. I like trying all different kinds of wood, the real challange is finding them.

post #7 of 19

Posting question

How does one start a new thread? I can only find the ability to answer an existing thread. thxicon_cry.gif
post #8 of 19


I like apple it gives it a mild almost sweet flovor
post #9 of 19
Welcome one from the Lone Star State, yiou've become part of the evergrowning SMF. Do some reading around here, plenty of great advise, and some good smokin' experiences. You might want to try mixing some apple along with the mesquite.
post #10 of 19
Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #11 of 19
Did you try the "Roll Call" Thread..where ya introduce yourself, equipment and experience?
post #12 of 19
Welcome to the site. When you get a chance make a post in roll call so everyone sees and we all get the proper introduction.
As far as wood it your choice. Different woods for different foods. Normally what I do. Tend to use hickory and oak the most. Cherry and apple after that.
post #13 of 19
Welcome to the forum!! I mostly use hickory and mesquite mixed, just my 2 cents, and I have a pecan tree that was cut down in the summer and is about ready.
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the welcome. It looks like I found some people who love smoke as much as me! Today I have a ferral sow ham that I am gonna try to smoke with hickory...since it seems to be the wood of choice and I love the smell of bacon. Diggin through this site last night for hours has given me many pointers...thanks for the thin blue smoke. I forgot who posted the picture of the two pits side be side, but I can defenitly see what thin blue smoke is now. I also enrolled in that 5 day course so we will see how that goes. Agian thanks everyone, and sorry if this isnt in roll call. I could have swore it was...o well I am new..sorry.

Thanks agian to everyone and happy smokin'!!
post #15 of 19
Welcome to the forum Junior Smoker!smile.gif
I could have swore this is roll call too!! lol!
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
well i just put the ham in the smoker and there is no mistaking the color of that smoke....THIN and BLUE!! I just hope I can maintain it when adding wood later.
post #17 of 19
Welcome aboard! Yes, you did post this in the roll call thread, so you were right on the money...oak, cherry, and apple are my favorites! Can't go wrong with them.
post #18 of 19
Welcome to SMF. This is THE place to be.
post #19 of 19
Welcome to the SMF!! As you can see the place is full of good friendly folks with lots of good experience to share!! enjoy the place!!
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