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do you have wood?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
where can I get all the good woods you all smoke with? I live in FL so I mostly smoke with Oak or Hickory that I can buy from homedepot or walmart. I do like the Oak but I'm to sure I really like the hickory a hole lot and I really don't like Mesquite . I would like to try some apple and maybe some cherry wood or any other wood that is good.
post #2 of 24
I chop and process my wood but i build-remodel-landscape homes.I wouldnt mind trading red oak ,cherry, for some orange,nectarine etc.I just bought 25 pounds of excellent pecan from woodworker in arkansas-off craigslist,check these type of sights etc.
This is some of my wood-constantly looking for it. Top-bottom hickory.apple,redoak,cherry,pecan(craiglist)
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
that is an awesome set up man. I wish there was a easy way to trade you I can get tons of good citrus wood. I would really like to try some of that red Oak
post #4 of 24
The post office will ship 5 pounds for set price and if we pay the postage each way its cheap.I have to go but P.M. me or i will you tomorrow and we can set something up for future,I have a cord of ready to use cherry and its split (i cook alot of whole hog) and i would package and send-for some orange or citrus.Let me check the price from post office but a 12x12 inchx6 inch box is cheap to ship threw regular mail.I would be interested definetly in citrus wood.I have 3/4 cord of 1/2 dry red oak as well.Lets do something.
post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
sounds good
post #6 of 24
Kewl.I will be real busy friday thru sat afternoon-practice for competition but lets do it.I want to try orange etc.
post #7 of 24
Make buddy buddy with a local tree trimmer. Most of those guys would happily allow you to take whatever you can haul. If you feed them well, they will be on the lookout for what kind of wood you need.
post #8 of 24
Yep-my friends clear the lots and trim the folks trees etc.
post #9 of 24
I a cabinetmaker-I have wood-get my apple from sportsmans
post #10 of 24

Got wood

I buy bags of chunks from ace hardware. I also buy from my local food co opicon_eek.gif
post #11 of 24
I get my apple from the local orchard.
post #12 of 24
I buy a lot of my wood at a local place that sells wood to restaurants. Their chunks are nice solid fist sized pieces that come in a large "onion" bag, and they last me a long time.


I can also pick up a nice sized bag of chunks at Ace Hardware...they have a surprising variety of woods and a decent seasonal display of grills, smokers, and other goodies.

I have recently been scanning craigs list for larger quantities, as I want to build a stick burner for competitions. I stumbled into a truck load of apple wood for free...I just had to go pick it up! If you don't look on craigs list, you should.


There are a lot of places on the web that sell different varieties of smoking woods...just google smoking chunks and see what pops up.

Ebay has a lot of people that sell wood as well. In a pinch you could entertain buying something from there.

Good luck,
post #13 of 24
yo lenny search craigslist for pecan...someone in largo is selling wheelbarrow sized loads for $20. I'm going to get on it when I get a chance to shoot over there next.
post #14 of 24
I missed letting you guys around st pete know I was driving down at the beginning of March this year because of the crash on smf. Have some apple and cherry stocked up. I'll see what I get this year and maybe next March we can trade a box of apple / cherry for some orange / pineapple wood.
Tried hinting that I'd like some on another thread , but my wife and Mom just left st pete beach yesterday .
Hope we can work it out next year.
post #15 of 24
Ill trade a box of fruit wood (apple, cherry, plum, or peach) or some filbert, walnut, oak, ash, alder, vine maple or soft maple for some mangrove.
post #16 of 24
I would be love to trade with you. Pinapples don't really grow on trees but I can definitely hook you up with plenty of orange/lemon/lime/citrus wood.
post #17 of 24
haha...Yup, mangrove smoked manatee can't be beat!
post #18 of 24
OOps , brain wasn't engaged , was thinking grapefruit but typed pineapple . Any citrus sounds good.
Be back in st pete beach next year at the beginning and end of March again next year.
post #19 of 24
Thread Starter 
hey phill next year give me a shout a few weeks before you come down I have a lot of fruit trees in my yard I'll be happy to cut you a few stacks. gettin ready to do some good trimmin on the big grapefruit tree this month.
post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
thanks for the heads up I will be meeting him tomorrow to buy some.
what is pecan good for smoking???
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