Black jack oak used for smoking

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Smoking Fanatic
Original poster
Jan 10, 2017
Mulvane, KS
Anybody use blackjack oak for smoking? I have access to a ton of it if I want. I hear guys using red and white oak a lot but never heard of anybody using blackjack oak

I've used Blackjack for grilling for many years since it's considered a scrub oak and readily available here in NE Florida.

I recently started using it as a smoking wood in my new Land 60D.

The several briskets, pork butts, and chickens have turned out great.

FWIW I leave the bark on. It burns just fine.

Ben Lang told me that he didn't care for Live Oak or most of the red oaks because they gave a stronger flavor than is considered good at comps. He preferred the Water and Laurel Oaks for their more mild smoke.

I don't compete so think all the local oaks work just fine. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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