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View Poll Results: Smoking Woods Most Prefered for All Around Use
Maple 1 0.67%
Pear 0 0%
Alder 1 0.67%
Mesquite 1 0.67%
Peach 1 0.67%
Hickory 37 24.67%
Oak 21 14.00%
Cherry 26 17.33%
Pecan 30 20.00%
Apple 32 21.33%
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Hickory for me.

I also like oak, cherry, pecan and apple, but hickory is my go-to.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:00 PM   #3
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I can't vote because I cannot live by one wood alone. I variously use hickory, apple., cherry, maple and oak (and some times black walnut, pear and mesquite) I would be hard pressed to pick one wood.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:07 PM   #4
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I've always been a big fan hickory, but lately my go to has been pecan and cherry. Not so much for flavor but more for color. I can only tell very small differences in taste of different woods. Some folks can tell easily but I can't. Not sure why, but wish I could!
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:32 PM   #5
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If I had to choose one single wood, Alder would be my all around, it is subtle enough for fish, yet works well on game, pork, poultry, and beef.

I personally prefer to use cherry, apple, citrus, and peach depending on the meat. These are my go to choices for smoking.

Someone on here once said, "Any wood is good for smoking as long as it's Cherry"

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Old 02-15-2013, 05:34 PM   #6
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Cherry if only one wood.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:46 PM   #7
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I get the best deal on Pecan, so for me it's Pecan.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:59 PM   #8
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Hickory wit apple as a close second.

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:14 PM   #9
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:18 PM   #10
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Peach or Pecan , but I'm in Georgia
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:23 PM   #11
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Alder - I've got lots
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:32 PM   #12
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Mesquite the king of all woods hands down. Beef and mesquite is heaven.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:41 PM   #13
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I also can not answer this question. I have not tried them all yet. I just had a friend give me two truck loads of apple wood so for a good while I guess thats what it will be.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:46 PM   #14
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Tough question. In my situation it all depends. Stick burner likes white oak and hickory. If what's cooking is in a charcoal cooker, then a combo of cherry and peach. If I had to pick just one it would be Peach.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:36 PM   #15
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I usually go with apple, or cherry. I really like fruit woods.
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