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  1. J

    Mango wood for smoking?

    We recently cut down a mango tree in our yard. It was perfectly healthy, just something that unfortunately had to be done. I've looked online to see if anybody has used mango wood for smoking but I haven't found much. I haven't found many people talking about how their food came out, it's...
  2. S

    New Member, We Make Smoking Woods!

    Hey Members, My name is Alec and I'm a longtime lurker/learner on here but just finally created an account. I manage a company that makes specialty, hard to source cooking woods for smoking. It's really cool to see what people are trying all around the world, and I wanted to be on here to...
  3. DailyLunatic

    Thailand wood options

    New to Thailand and don’t know where to get wood for my (future) smoker. Needing advice. 1) I’m in rural Surin and not a lot of options. Open fire cooking is common, and mostly they use natural charcoal. To me most of what I see is just old lumber. Oak, mesquite, hickory I cannot find. If you...
  4. J

    Red (Willow) Oak splits

    So these splits come from a willow oak tree out of the red oak family. The color and texture (a bit stringy) seem a little different from what I’m used to seeing, but I wonder if that’s because they’re still so green. For those who have used a lot of red oak, is this roughly what you’re used to...
  5. J

    Mold on bark only

    I know nobody is probably going to be able to tell me for 100% certain here, but just figured I’d ask for see what the opinion is. I just recently got a bunch of red oak (willow oak specifically) from a neighbor whose tree fell in a storm. Lots of rain for a few days before I could get to it to...
  6. Daba's BBQ

    I am having a fire management issue while cooking today's pork butt - advice needed, please

    7/14 - 8:23 am EST Good morning everyone I am in the process of smoking a 5-pound pork butt. I placed it on the grill around 7 am after the temps hit around 275-285 degrees. It has now been cooking for 1 hour and 20 minutes. I am using three probes. One in the pork and the other two monitoring...
  7. Daba's BBQ

    Brisket - to slather or not to slather? That is the question

    I will be smoking a gorgeous 12-pound brisket for Father's Day next weekend. I've made a kick-ass rub that I've used before and the brisket came out perfect (see attached pics). I've read a few articles about using a simple yellow mustard slather prior to adding the rub and wanted to get the...
  8. L

    Clean smoke, the final discussion

    Hi, I have been researching this for months. I've read about the combustion temperature of wood, watched harry soo explain this in a vid as well as several other people and I still cannot wrap my head around this. Example: Harry soo puts his wood chunks under hot coals and waits to see blue...
  9. Hoopers_Smokeshack

    BBQ Mates - BMS-5 Universal Offset

    Hi, Just a quick initial review really with a much better set of pictures... I haven't cooked on it yet, just seasoned it a couple of times now (lit it up to experiment with temp etc too) and I am nothing short of impressed so far. It's huge, especially next to the old char-griller! It comes...
  10. C

    bark or no bark

    Hey I have wood that has fungus and maybe some mold. I'm curious can just take the fungus off usually by taking bark off? or is the wood itself the problem? Any help appreciated. Im in NJ and cant seem to find normal wood supplier.
  11. C

    wood in nj

    Hey everyone from the NJ area. Does anyone have a wood supplier that has oak and cherry. My provider has gone dark and cant get through. really appreciate any help.
  12. C

    what type of wood is this

    I had some guy drop wood off and he gave me what he said is apple wood but I dont know if it is. It was yellow and when it sat in sun it turned reddish. Anyone know if it is apple?
  13. R

    New to smoking in Mid-Coast Maine

    Hi, I recently purchased an Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn combo that has an offset smoker. I took my first stab at smoking a chicken the other day and had a dickens of a time keeping the temperature right. I also ended up with way too much white smoke. The meat tastes a little too smokey, but it came...
  14. J

    Help identify wood

    Hello, I have recently received lots of wood from someone. They have no idea what kind of wood it is and there are no leaves on the tree to help identify. Only thing to go by is the bark. Any idea? Location of tree is southern Ontario Canada. Thanks in advance. Joe
  15. H

    For Sale: Myron Mixon MMS-60 H20 Wood Fired Smoker

  16. T

    Noob here. How close should chip bowl be to the element?

    First timer, no experience here so I have no idea what I'm doing. How close should the chip bowl be to the heating element? I assembled a cheap Masterbuilt bullet electric smoker and the instructions were... vague. If I install the heat shield (beneath the heating coil) one direction, the...
  17. B

    Sourcing Hardwood

    Good Evening folks! I have a J&R Smoke-Master 250 RFS in my kitchen, and have yet to cook some delicious meats because I cannot find a source for wood. I am currently located in Albany, NY. I have enough storage space for at least 2 cords of logs. Price is not an issue within reason, as I am on...
  18. Brisketandbutts

    Cutting Wood

    Hello everyone, I was curious what you guys use to cut your wood. Sometimes depending on how my fire is burning, I want to add a smaller chunk of wood so I cut one of the logs in half. What do you guys use to cut your Oaks and stuff? I was looking at buying a Miter/Chop Saw for this, I'm not...
  19. nkpal624

    Finding wood for smoking in Mass.

    Hey everyone, For my smokes over the summer I have been buying seasoned wood chunks from Lowe's but those small bags can get expensive when you have to buy them for every smoke. Does anyone know where I can get a 1/4 cord or 1/2 cord of good wood for smoking in eastern Mass. or southern New...
  20. Sal Barsanti

    Storage Options - Smoking Wood - Ideas

    Just wondering how folks store their smoking wood? I have a decent about of chopped cherry wood (all dry) in my garage and now have even more split oak that needs to dry. I have the wood in the tall leaf bags (paper) and some cardboard boxes. Just wondering how everyone stores their wood...