Hit the jackpot

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by tf bbq, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. tf bbq

    tf bbq Fire Starter

    Between about three friends today, I got more wood than you can shake a stick at. Pardon the pun.

    All three have large amounts of land with a variety of wood available. In total I got Hickory, Oak, Red Oak, Cherry and Apple. I also got Sassafras. I read where Dutch warns against this one. The guy giving it to me has the same affinity for food that I do, so I trust what he says it can do for meat.

    I went researching on the internet. Several wood smoking sites sell bags of it. I will try it and see what I think about it.

    The only I missed out on that I wanted was Pecan. However the most popular BBQ joint here uses Pecan. They gave me the number of the guy they buy theirs from. I called him but have not got a call back yet.

    Turns out this area has a large abundance of Black Walnut. There are bunch that have been knocked down by storms. I think I found a big one that may been down long enough. Anybody know how long leaves will live a tree that appears to 50-60 years old, or just a big tree?
  2. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    great score...wish i could trade you peacan for oak..
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Pictures of this wood score???
  4. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like you hit the Wooddo!
  5. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That be a fine score fer sure!
  6. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I really would love to hear how you like the sassafras, it sounds yummy!
    Would love to see some wood-vue...no pun intended..[​IMG]
  7. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I wouldn't recommend black walnut as a smoking wood even though it is a "nut" wood. It is a very fine-grained wood with a particularly oily texture. Beautiful as furniture......as a smoking wood......not so much.

    Just my $.02

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