Wood Identification please...

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by jerppyjerp, May 23, 2013.

  1. jerppyjerp

    jerppyjerp Newbie

    Hey everyone...New to this site and like what I'm seeing. I do however need some help. I have a local wood vender who offered to deliver some bbq smoking and fire pit wood to my house. But he delivered while I was not home and I have no clue as to which is what. I'm used to opening bags of "wood chunks" from the store and they are clearly marked. Thanks for the info...
  2. jerppyjerp

    jerppyjerp Newbie

    And How do you add a pic without it having to be downloaded?
  3. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Photos 1 &2 look like oak, 3 & 4 look like maple
  4. jerppyjerp

    jerppyjerp Newbie

    I've heard of oak smoking. But not maple. Are these of any use in the smoker or should I stay away from them?
  5. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    In the reply box across the top to the right is an icon that looks like a piece of film, that is to post video, just to the left of that is the icon to post pictures. You can post directly from your computer by pressing the "browse" button.
  6. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    You need to post your location, please, and did this purveyor of BBQ wood say what wood he was bringing to you?

    BTW maple is a fine BBQ wood, I use it all the time, however I hesitate to call any of the wood pictured maple. I will say that what ever it is , it is well seasoned.
  7. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

     Not sure about the first 3. The fourth one could be a fruit wood.  Try a small piece of each, one at a time, in a small fire and find out what it smells like.

  8. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm good at recognizing wood in person but this the second time I can't tell for sure from pictures.
  9. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Maple is fantastic...i used it for a turkey and it was DELICIOUS.  I'm using some maple for some ribs this weekend with some hickory. 
  10. jerppyjerp

    jerppyjerp Newbie

    Im located in SoCal San Gabriel Valley. The wood came from a a friend of a friend that has a "wood" company in palmdale. I was told pic 1 was firewood and all the rest is oak. Seems a bit different to be Oak...
  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    jerp, morning and welcome to the forum.....   

    Please take a moment and stop into " /Roll Call/   " and introduce yourself and get a proper welcome from our members.... Also, if you would note your location in your profile, it will help in the future when answering questions about smokin'...   elevation, humidity etc....    

    We're glad you stopped in and joined our group...    Enjoy the long smokey ride....     Dave

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