Smoking Woods

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by smokingamecocks, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Hi all,
    I'm located in central SC and am having to purchase some of my wood from places like EBay, etc. Doing it that way can get a bit pricey since I do a lot of smoking. Walmart has hickory and mesquite for a reasonable price, but woods like apple, cherry and pecan are not readily available. Anyone have any ideas as to where I can find these woods at a more reaonable price?
    thanks and happy smokin'!
  2. harleyguy

    harleyguy Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

  3. thanks Brad. I'll do that!
  4. daver

    daver Newbie

    Just a quick question regarding wood. Is red oak or white oak better for smoking. I have access to both. thanks
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They are both great to use.
  6. daver

    daver Newbie

    Rick Thanks for the quick reply. Daver
  7. Try checking out a local farmer's market...
  8. PM me your address, I will send you some pecan chunks. I live in okahoma, pecan trees are very common around here.
  9. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    But red is better of the two. Usually denser than white so it burns longer. Oak gives the meat a great color.

    Where to fine wood. On our trips to NC from Florida, I just pick up Pecan wood from off the ground. Plenty of oaks on my property and some good cherry trees on the neighbors. Just open your eyes, you'll be surprised at the wood you will find.
  10. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not to nit pick but white oak is a denser wood than red. White has a density factor or 47.2 and red 44.2. It (white) also has a higher BTU factor.
  11. grampyskids

    grampyskids Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I buy my wood through 10# bags of chunks for under $8.49. No delivery or sales tax. You just have to pick it up at a local building supply store.

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