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Meat Mopper
Original poster
Jul 9, 2007
Orlando, FL
I just got my box in yesterday.Looking very much forward to trying out something other than hickory! Don't get me wrong, I love me some hickory, but variety is a good thing, right? All the pieces look very uniform, mold free, and barkless. I've got a big smoke planned for Sunday and I will definately post some Q view this time, I promise!

Woods are left to right, cherry, red oak, and maple.
I ordered some from Bass Pro Shops, should be hear in a few days, I hope it's good. I got cherry/maple and apple, all I can buy local is hickory and mesquite
I picked up the box at Nice website with some great products. I went for the mixed box, 1 cu ft, 3 woods, but you can mix it up and do 1 or 2 kinds instead. I have never used anything other than hickory, so I wanted to try aas many different ones as possible. They ship fast and its all included in the price. I would recommend them
I gotta get me some more flavors. I'm down to hickey, mequite and maple, although I could steal some of my oak and ash planks from my wood shop if I had to.

I ordered some Kiawe and guava last night for special smokes a few of my transplanted Hawaiin friends at work. Never had guava I'm getting tha on Hawgs recommendation!
Cool! Don't think my skills are quite there yet with the exotic woods

Kiawe, thats like mesquite? Speaking of guava it sure is good in pastrys along with a nice hot cafe con leche

Apple is next on my wishlist, lotta smokes coming up before I get there...

Let us know how it turns out!
I think apple and cherry are my favorites but I don't have alot of cherry just spring and fall trimmings from my trees and it goes fast.

Kiawe is a kind of strong flavored wood much like mequite but with a less bitter taste. Have used it in about 30 years though. When I was staitioned at Pearl Harbor in the early 70's we used it alot for kialua pig roasts. It grows there like oaks and maples do here.

Still have some grape vine trimming I haven't tried yet. I heard somewhere they were best for fish. We'll see!
Local grocery, the Peculiar Apple Market, carries hickory, apple, cherry, pecan, mesquite in chunks or chips. Course this is the KC area, lotta backyard smokers here. I'm going to cut a nuisance mulberry this fall and dry it for smoking. May try grapevine also.
Has anyone ever used American cherry wood for smoking meat? I have a lot of scraps left over from a table I built.
Gypsy -

Yeah those tres grow like weeds too! I don't believe I ever had huli huli chicken. I think my favorites were chicken and long rice and teriacki butterfish. Oh and of course the troops wives always made plenty of Lumpia! I think I was one of only about 20 on all of Subase that wasn't Philipino! What a treat!

Big Fokker -

Never ordered from them - It bothers me that they don't show the wood they're selling
oh yummm! I make a mean Lumpia! Sometime I'll sneak in a few Italian sausages when I cook the meat and veggies and totally blow everones mind! LOL I'm bad!
Wow! Did somebody say Lumpia??? My dad is a retired Lt.Col US Army and we spent 2 years in Manila. I'd say lumpia, pancit (canton) and white rice were a staple for me for the whole time we were there! And the fish....whoaa...probably the freshest stuff I've ever had. Never got in to Balut though
something about a baby chicken still in the egg didn;t sit right with me.
DJDeb, I'm interested in your lumpia recipe with sausage if you're willing to share...
The guava is really good Debi, I think you'll love it! Unfortunately, I ordered a box of each and got 2 boxes of guava instead... oh well, it's all good!!
Seeing how we are on the wood topic maybe some one can help me here. I heard that you shouldn't use the wood that has bark is that true. I just orderd some apple, but it took me some time because I wanted to find some with out the bark. It seems so much easier to find it with the bark. And I'm sure that years ago they didn't unbark the wood. But being new to smoking I'm listening to a lot of different opions, and I am getting a little confussed. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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