The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 03-24-2011, 07:30 PM   #1
Beerbecue
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 08-21-10
Location: Sierra foothills
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default What is your favorite smoking wood?

After years of buying bags of Mesquite, Pecan, Cherry, and Hickory, I found that I already had the best smoking wood ever right in my own back yard. Manzanita! Manzanita is a large shrub that grows wild here in my western Sierra foothills It has a beautiful smooth red bark. Very dense and hard wood, the branches are 1 to 3" inches in diameter so they are easy to cut into chunks. The smoke flavor is not as heavy as Mesquite and goes well with all meats that I have tried it on.
What is your favorite wood? and does it grow naturally in your neck of the woods?
Beerbecue is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-24-2011, 07:35 PM   #2
jestridge
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Join Date: 12-28-07
Location: annville ky
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I have around 40 acre of hardwood forest . hickory , different oaks , maples but for me hickory
jestridge is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-24-2011, 07:43 PM   #3
NorthwestBBQ
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
NorthwestBBQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-28-09
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Apple.
__________________
Michael
KCBS/PNWBA Member, Cook, CBJ & Photographer
Custom Engraved Wine Barrel Lids
NorthwestBBQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-24-2011, 07:46 PM   #4
deguerre
somebody shut me the fark up.


 
deguerre's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-15-09
Location: Memphis, TN...Formerly of Decatur, AL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

It depends on the meat I'm smoking and my particular mood at the time, but I can never go wrong with hickory...
__________________
Guerry >^..^< Pit Beeatch for Team Munchkin
Avatar by Northwest BBQ
"If more people would just open their minds, more people would learn things." Wampus
deguerre is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-24-2011, 07:51 PM   #5
caseydog
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Join Date: 07-08-10
Location: Texas
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

The wood I use most often is Pecan.

CD
caseydog is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-24-2011, 07:52 PM   #6
gtr
somebody shut me the fark up.


 
gtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-16-10
Location: Culver City, CA
Downloads: 2
Uploads: 0
Default

I like 'em all, but hickory is definitely my go-to.
__________________
50" Klose BYC, 22.5 WSM, Backwoods Chubby, UDS, 26" & 22.5" Weber Kettles, Jumbo Joe, WGA, WSJ/MUDS, Jumbo Old Smokey, a piece of expanded metal I throw over the fire pit sometimes, Stealthy Black & Vol Orange Thermapens
Displaced East Tennesseean
Proud recipient of a Tick
Former outlaw MOINK baller, now IMBAS Certified, but still lookin' over my shoulder.
Golden Goose Egg - Got 2 in the nest baby!
SPFP
Mayzie's keeping an eye out for you!
WTFWGALD?
gtr is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-24-2011, 07:52 PM   #7
BlueHowler
is one Smokin' Farker
 
BlueHowler's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-28-10
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I love apple and sugar maple but I tried smoking a chicken over pecan shells and it was fabulous.

If I had to pick just one I'd say apple because I have a few apple trees in my yard that I can thin out plus I do like the flavor.
BlueHowler is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-24-2011, 07:52 PM   #8
Ron_L
Moderator

 
Ron_L's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-09-04
Location: Chicago 'Burbs
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

To quote my buddy Scott, KCQuer, "Any wood is good for smoking as long as it is cherry!"
__________________
"Ron Rico, Boss. You can call me Captain Ron..."

Unwrap me!
Smoke me!
Eat me!

The Naked Fatty!

FEC-100/BWS Party/Memphis Pro SS/PBC/LBGE X 2/SBGE/Mini BGE/Nomad Pellet-matic/Good-One Model 42/WSM X 2/Cookshack Smokette 008/Weber Performer/Saber Cast 500/Weber Gasser (RIP)/Weber Kettle X 2/Weber Smokey Joe/WGA/UDS/Coffee Roasting Gasser

Remembering a friend
Ron_L is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Unread 03-24-2011, 07:55 PM   #9
Dallas Dan
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 02-28-11
Location: Dallas, Texas
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I've never heard of Manzanita.

With a pecan tree in my yard, I use a lot of it. But I gear my wood choice to the meat I'm cooking.
__________________
BGE large w/ lots of accessories; Lyfe Tyme offset; RED Termapen
Dallas Dan is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-24-2011, 08:02 PM   #10
El Ropo
Babbling Farker
 
El Ropo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-06-10
Location: Austin, TX
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

I like a mix of Pecan, Hickory, Apple, and/or Cherry for most cooks. I use very small chunks spread throughout the basket in the UDS and the Gourmet.

Works great for me.

**Edit** if we're talking about one choice, I'd go with Pecan all day long.
__________________
Modded Brinkmann Gourmet. Basic UDS. Rescued 22.5" OTS. SJS Mini-WSM. Stubbs. B&B Oak Lump.

Cannondale 2009 F8 (for burning off all the great BBQ)
El Ropo is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-24-2011, 08:08 PM   #11
thirdeye
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
thirdeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-14-06
Location: At home on the range in Wyoming
Downloads: 2
Uploads: 0
Default



If I had to only pick one..... it would be this one. Heheheee.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Yes, that's cherry.
__________________
~thirdeye~

KCBS - CBJ
Big Green Eggs, Big Drum Smokers, Big Chiefs, Weber Smokey Joe "Custom Tall Boy"
Oil Patch Horizontal

Visit my Cookin' Site by clicking HERE
Barbecue is not rocket surgery
thirdeye is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-24-2011, 08:12 PM   #12
Hoss
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 12-31-09
Location: Hernando,MS
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Apple,cherry on some meats.Alder on some others.All around go to wood.Pecan.It all grows around here.EXECEPT the Alder.
Hoss is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-24-2011, 08:16 PM   #13
Shinka
On the road to being a farker
 
Shinka's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-06-11
Location: New Jersey
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

My go to is usually wild apple, but I enjoy black cherry as well...depending on what's being smoked.
__________________
Meadow Creek TS120 w/insulated fire box & BBQ42
Shinka is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-24-2011, 08:36 PM   #14
Wampus
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
Wampus's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-05-09
Location: Mooresville, IN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I'd have to say of all that I've tried, I like cherry and apple the best.
I have enough cherry that I actually burn a lot of it for firewood. I probably have about 8 - 40'-60' tall trees, from 8"-12" diameter to cut down in the back of the property too. I get my apple from the large apple orchard that my property literally backs up to. I know that family that owns it and they have a huge burn pile of storm damage and trimmings just on the other side of my property line.
__________________
SSUDS
18.5", 22.5" OTS
Weber Performer
Large BGE (chambersuac's)
Onyx Oven
The Fiery Furnace (chambersuac's)
Big JT's Smokin' BBQ Competition Team
Wampus is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-24-2011, 08:49 PM   #15
ZILLA
is Blowin Smoke!
 
ZILLA's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-01-05
Location: Universal City, Texas
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I've become a huge fan of Black Jack oak. Post oak is my alternate. They are the best all around wood I ever used.
ZILLA is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Post your favorite grilling/smoking photo! grilling24x7 Q-talk 93 05-26-2011 06:30 PM
Favorite wood for pizza? NorcalBBQer Q-talk 8 05-25-2011 10:59 PM
Favorite wood bingo1912 Q-talk 48 01-11-2010 08:20 AM
What's your favorite Butt wood? Smokin Turkey Q-talk 22 10-11-2008 09:23 AM
Favorite wood for brisket? trouserchili Q-talk 12 12-27-2004 04:36 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts