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Best wood for heat only

danbono

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Hi All There are soooo many different type of woods, what would be the best for heat and long burning  in a COS?

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smoke jenson

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Mesquite burns hot. Don't know how available it is in your neck of the woods though.
 

cliffcarter

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Hi All There are soooo many different type of woods, what would be the best for heat and long burning  in a COS?

Thanks Dan
Oak, if you can get some that is well seasoned. Maple, sugar maple is best but others such as red maple will be OK. Black Cherry and apple round out my list.
 

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To me, hickory is best. Dont know about where you are but hickory is very plentiful in south texas.
 

flash

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Black Jack and the Red Oaks are good too.
 

bbqhead

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I agree with oak , a good heat source with not a lot of smoke flavor.
 
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timberjet

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I go with maple on this one. very light smoke flavor. If you just want heat and no smoke hits meat then go with locust. Burns like coal.
 

hambone1950

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I agree with oak , a good heat source with not a lot of smoke flavor.
Agree. My wife prefers a subtle smoke flavor and I oblige with oak. Maple is good too. Mesquite is very strong. Should be used sparingly.
 

danbono

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Hi All Looks like Oak is the winner. Now I just have to round up some Oak.

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danbono

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Hi All Would White Oak be a good for my COS, as far as heat goes?

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dan - firecraft

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Any of the hard woods will do the trick. Oak, Maple, Hickory, and Mesquite. Fruit woods will burn quicker and not get quite as hot from my experience.
 

danbono

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Hi All Came across this bundle in Home Depot.Would it be good for heat in my COS? Splits are 12" x 3--4".

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PS I have apple/cherry/pean/hickory for flavoring.

 
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padronman

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I really love Red Oak.  Great flavor but on the subtle side of things.  I don't use Mesquite.....to overpowering for my families tastes. 

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danbono

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Hi All what about the White Birch? Would it be good for heat.Hickory is kind of strong for my tatse.Don't see Red Oak around here. I was lucky enough to find the White Birch in HD.


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timberjet

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Birch is great on fish. 1 bajillion Indians in the northwest cannot be wrong. It is ok for chicken but never tried it on anything else.
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danbono

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Hi All The White Birch woiuld be used for heat only.. I have chunks of apple/cherry/pecan/hickory for flavor.

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Birch is a softer wood so, itwill burn faster than oak and others. Should be fine for continuous burn, but be careful it may burn fairly hot so, try a test burn first before leaving it unattended.
 

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