Stick burners - oak?

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by lmci, May 17, 2015.

  1. I've heard of people using oak as a general wood fuel, but what I haven't determined is whether they're using WHITE or RED oak.  Any thoughts?  I've got a new pit that'll handle a 15" split and would like the option of burning wood..., oak is the easiest to find but most of what I see is red.

    Appreciate any thoughts,


    P.S.  Been gone from here a while, but been smoking all the while!
  2. Hello.  The short answer is: Yes.  Either will work fine.  Keep Smokin!

  3. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    Oak is my preferred wood on my side firebox smoker. Red or white.
  4. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    To my taste, oak smoke is a bit strong, but it's my favorite wood for good, long-lasting embers. Once I have a bed of those, I can another wood for fragrance.
  5. dockman

    dockman Smoking Fanatic

    My pit will handle 18" split. However it don't work well with the longer wood so I cut them down 10" - 12" and split them pretty small. I get a lot less smoke and can reach the TBS we all love using to smaller chunks.
  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes, any Oak is good .
  7. oak both red and white will work fine make shure it is properly seasond mixes well with cherry and hickory[​IMG]

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