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Favorite wood for spares?

post #1 of 21
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I've been using hickory for pretty much everything. But I picked up some Peach and Pecan. I was thinking about laying down some mesquite and finishing the ribs with the peach. whacha think?
post #2 of 21
Peach straight up is good on pork.

If you ever get your hands on some apple and cherry, try a combo of 2 parts apple to 1 part cherry.
post #3 of 21
I used all cherry on the last ones I did and I thought they turned out great.
post #4 of 21
i vote cherry
post #5 of 21
I use 1 part hickory, 2 parts cherry.
post #6 of 21
Found some pecan chuncks at sportsmens warehouse a while ago and gave them a try on spares. The wife and family really enjoyed them. It's a mild sweet wood that compliments spares well. Happy smoking
post #7 of 21
ditto TH, mesquite is to strong...
just use the pecan...thin and blue...if ya smell smoke your smoking!
post #8 of 21
I'm surprised eek.gif . I thought most would be using hickory on their ribs. icon_smile.gif
post #9 of 21
Apple wood and royal oak lump. While I use this combination for everything ('cause I have my own supply of apple wood), I still think apple is the best thing I've found for pork.

I agree that cherry is good too, but I think it is better served for poultry.
post #10 of 21
i do a combo..........apple/cherry first, then apple/cherry/maple after i pull outta the foil.........
post #11 of 21
looks like a poll should be done!
post #12 of 21
I just did ribs with mesquite last weekend, and they were darn fine!
post #13 of 21
i use mainly hickory i just received some apple wood that was used this past weekend and the family really liked the taste of that too. i used mesquite on ribs only once and the ribs were almost inedible i may have used to much but in my opinon if you plan on using mesquite. use it sparingly because it is a strong smoke.
post #14 of 21
For my pork cooks, both ribs and shoulder, I use a combo of oak and hickory. I find that oak contributes a very mellow but rich flavor to pork and use it as a base for most smokes.

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post #15 of 21
Cherry over Apple?
post #16 of 21
50/50 mix of hickory and apple. But from the other posts, ya'll got me thinking about trying cherry, hmmmm?
post #17 of 21
my goto is always hickory but I have done a mix of hickory and apple or cherry and it turned out pretty good
post #18 of 21
I am a hickory fan for just about everything. Could be because I haven't tried anything else....icon_rolleyes.gif
post #19 of 21
What he said.
post #20 of 21
I hafta agree with this.....have only done spares one time, and used a mix of oak and cherry......50/50.....very rich flavor with some nice sweetness from the cherry. Gonna try a mix of oak and apple on the next go around.

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