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Wood for chicken

pg77

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Good morning all, whenever I smoke a whole chicken I’ve used a hickory/cherry mix or the Traeger signature blend. Always comes out great. Looking to try something different this weekend. Any suggestions on what other wood or combos work good?
 

Chasdev

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Hard to beat that Traegar mix, it gives off a lovely smell as it burns..
How about any fruit wood, apple, peach etc..
Chicken picks up smoke flavor pretty easy so I go light on smoke with it.
These days I mostly use charcoal briquettes naked as the flavor profile matches my tastes.
After that is, marinating in jerk seasoning for a week (frozen)...
 

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I prefer Apple but any fruit wood would do just fine.

John
 

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Apple for me too .
 

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I’ve been using oak & hickory for years, but recently started using mesquite.
We just love it mixed in with the hickory.
Al
 

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I am all about apple wood for chicken too. I usually use Apple and mix in a chunk or two of cherry for color.
If you need more Apple stop in I have lots of extra. I’m sure there is an orchard closer but if you are up for a road trip let me know.
 

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Hickory/cherry is a favorite here too, but I also like hickory/mesquite.
Or any fruit wood alone or in combo, apple and cherry are the woods I keep ready.
Don't care for oak with fowl, and my family doesn't like pecan at all.
 

smokin peachey

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I like maple with apple or cherry. I can only get maple chunks so once the new offset arrives I will get back to experimenting.
How many hour until it arrives? I figured you have an offset countdown going!
 

pg77

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Thanks for all the input guys. Just put them in the smoker. Going with Apple pellets
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pg77

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Sounds good. I get these at Costco. No need to brine these, come out moist and juicy every time.
 
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