What kind of Wood Would you use?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by ironchefkitchen, May 24, 2013.

  1. What is your favorite wood to use when you smoke?

    If you use different wood for different meats what do you like to use on fish chicken beef etc.  ?
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  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am partial to Hickory....still my favorite!

  3. Brisket - Hickory and/or Mesquite

    Ribs - hickory and apple mix

    chicken - mesquite and apple mix

    fish - alder only

    but it also depends on what you like , i do mix it up just to see what the wood does to the taste
  4. tbjoebbq ss

    tbjoebbq ss Fire Starter

    I like to mix things up.  It also depends on what I have on hand. The only thing my wife insists on is the hickory/pecan mix for ribs.  Frankly I agree with her!
  5. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Hickory is my base but i enjoy a blend hickory and a fruit wood for most everything especially pork.  I'm smoking this weekend with hickory and maple.
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use pecan for most everything..

    Its free..growing in the yard!!

  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I can't get Pecan as some of the 'lucky' folk can , so I use:

    Hickory-because I love it on Beef and some Fowl

    Oak as an extender and for some staeks

    Maple on Chicken , Pork Loin

    Cherry on Ribs and BB's and Butts , when I have enough.

    I don't do fish with Alder anymore $$$ - but it does well in Maple

    Apple is aother good one for Pork

    All are locally available and if I need something , I go to a friends and repay them with some goodies...

    Have fun and as always. . .
  8. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've started enjoying cherry with beef, and orange with turkey.

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