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What would to use for CB?

Discussion in 'Hot Smoked Bacon' started by westtnbum, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. westtnbum

    westtnbum Newbie

    I have 4 lbs of loin in cure and wondering what wood do y'all use for smoke?
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    I use cherry or pecan or a mix of them
  3. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    I like Cherry, Apple, and Hickory for so many things.

    I think a lot of people like Cherry or Apple the most for  CB, but I like Hickory the best for so many things. I think it's because I am such a smoke hound, and Hickory seems to put a lot more smoke flavor on than most other woods (except Mesquite).

    Anyway, I think Cherry or Apple would be the more normal tasty wood for CB.

  4. daddyzaring

    daddyzaring Smoking Fanatic

    I think Oak, Sugar Maple, and either cherry or peach would be really good?
  5. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    I like them all but hickory stands out.
  6. hemi

    hemi Smoking Fanatic

    I personaly like to use black walnut.I happen to have a lot of it and I think it gives the bacon a mild, mellow  smoke taste.  Hemi..[​IMG]