Originally Posted by 1MoreFord
I don't believe the wood on the left is White Oak. Just looked again and don't think it's Hickory either. All Oaks will have the little hollow spaces you can see in the grain of the wood on the right. Red Oak will have a pink to redish brown heart while White Oak will have a darker heart.
+1 agreed. On right is definitely oak; probably some type of red oak, but on left, unlikely it's oak at all....
Hance - Lake Dogs Cooking Team - MiM/MBN/GBA CBJ and comp cook
Lake Sinclair, GA (strategically about an hour from darn near anywhere)
Started competing in chili cookoffs back in the 1990's and have competed in more than I care to count. I became a CBJ in MiM in 2005, then MBN and in GBA in 2010. I've probably judged 130+- BBQ comps (sanctioned and unsanctioned) over this time. That said, I really enjoy competing more than I enjoy judging, and hope to get back to doing 4 or 5 a year in the near future.