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Wager 02-05-2013 11:41 AM

Favorite wood for Brisket??
I'm trying to get to the point that I feel ok about trying Brisket in a competition and I was wondering what wood you guys preferred using for it? I understand that beef can take a heavier amount of smoke and all I've been using is apple for my stuff which has proved to be pretty mild. What woods should I look at trying? which woods should I stay away from?

Cast Iron Chef 02-05-2013 11:53 AM

I use hickory and cherry.

Bubba 02-05-2013 11:58 AM

Brisket soaks up smoke like a sponge go easy on the wood. I use oak and very little of it.

themidniteryder 02-05-2013 12:06 PM

I use Orange wood for mine, nice light smoke. Even though Mesquite is popular for brisket in Texas, I would stay away from it. You can ruin a good piece of meat if you don't know how to cook with it.

Full Draw BBQ 02-05-2013 12:08 PM

I use pecan and oak.

JS-TX 02-05-2013 12:15 PM

A few chunks of oak and a chunk of hickory.

mobow 02-05-2013 12:29 PM


midwest_kc 02-05-2013 12:42 PM

I like pecan or hickory, though I've been known to throw in a little maple or apple along with it.

gettinbasted 02-05-2013 12:45 PM


bbqczar 02-05-2013 12:48 PM

I use Cherry and Hickory.

Wager 02-05-2013 12:54 PM

Thanks guys. sounds like something along with Hickory mixed with my apple would work.

Muzzlebrake 02-05-2013 02:15 PM

mesquite and oak or pecan

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 02-05-2013 02:36 PM

Post oak if you can get it, white oak if not.

deguerre 02-05-2013 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by Muzzlebrake (Post 2355886)
mesquite and oak or pecan

Another vote for mesquite and oak. Love that combination on brisket and chuck. I've never had any pecan though.

Jorge 02-05-2013 03:36 PM

pecan, with a little cherry for color.

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