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What is your favorite wood to smoke with?

bekellog81

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I was siting here pondering what wood to smoke with and wondered what everyone else has a preference for. I use lots of oak, maple and hickory--occasially some apple and pecan. What are some of your favoites?
 

brianj517

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Apple and cherry are my top two favorites for almost anything. Hickory and maple follw at close second.

Cheers,
Brian
 

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Hickory is my "go-to" wood for smoke. But recently I've been trying some apple, cherry and maple. I orders some Oak but it was on back-order so I'll have to wait on that one.
 

scott in kc

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My 3 favorite woods are cherry, cherry and cherry. I like to combine them with a litlle hickory some apple and occasionally more cherry.

For chicken I like apple only.

Maple is a really good wood, but is quite mild and if used with anything but apple is easily lost under stronger woods.
 

scott t

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From a total neophyte:

I used maple this weekend and was quite happy with the flavor. I used it on pork ribs. The flavor is lighter and my wife seemed to like this a lot.

The best way I can describe it is; If hickory is lager, maple is pilsner. Both good but different.

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genew

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I cook everything with Oak and Cherry at ratio of about 60/40. I will use a little Hickory if I can con someone into busting it for me. I can handle the Oak and Cherry myself but even that is getting a little tiring.
Keep on smokin.
Gene in Ga.
 

bob-bqn

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That would be Pecan for me followed closely by Apple & Maple.
 

jamesb

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My first choice is always Pecan. Goes great with anything and is not over powering. Second would be Oak. Why? That is what I like and that's what I get for free!!!! I''ve been known to throw some mesquite into the fire during the cook too... Esp. when cooking beef!

James.
 

scott in kc

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Mulberry is a dandy smokin' wood. As smokebuzz sez it's very mild, and smells wicked sweet when you burn it, like cotton candy.
 

nmayeux

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I consider hickory and pecan the same wood, so either of those for heat, and apple or cherry for flavor! I do like the mellow flavor of white oak, but just not as much as the hickory/pecan.
 

cheech

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Cherry then Apple

I have tried peach but really did not care for it.
 
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making beer can chicken , actually wine in the can today. pure oak hardwood briquettes and cherry wood for smoke,ought to be pretty good.
 

just woody

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I really don't have a favorite, I just reach in the wood bin and grab what ever is closest, so longs I can get a good smoke comming around the food, I'm happy.
 

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My bag of White Oak arrived the other day. Going to do some KC spares and some fatties this weekend-going to give the oak a try.
 

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Since I mainly do Salmon,  apple is my go to wood.
 

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