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View Poll Results: Best all purpose wood
Apple 19 14.29%
Apricot 0 0%
Cherry 15 11.28%
Hickory 45 33.83%
Pecan 34 25.56%
Oak 20 15.04%
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default If you had to choose 1 all purpose smoking wood what would it be?

I am looking at getting a face cord of wood for the offset smoker and to get decent pricing on it I have to buy it by the face cord. I am wondering which wood to buy, I have been leaning to either hickory or cherry. I want to use this with all of my smoking birds, ribs, butts and brisket.

Here is the different woods they carry.
apple, apricot, cherry, hickory, oak, pecan
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:47 PM   #2
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:47 PM   #3
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All around---Hickory.

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Old 09-11-2013, 03:47 PM   #4
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Pecan. Goes good with everything.
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There IS no other wood before hickory...
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:48 PM   #6
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If your talking about all around, you wont go wrong with oak
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:51 PM   #7
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If I'm stuck to just that list it would be hickory. Otherwise I love mesquite and almond too.
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:54 PM   #8
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Oak. High btu's, clean burning and mild smoke.
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Originally Posted by NorthernMN View Post
I am looking at getting a face cord of wood for the offset smoker and to get decent pricing on it I have to buy it by the face cord. I am wondering which wood to buy, I have been leaning to either hickory or cherry. I want to use this with all of my smoking birds, ribs, butts and brisket.

Here is the different woods they carry.
apple, apricot, cherry, hickory, oak, pecan
Pecan to me is a milder and sweeter version of hickory. It makes great poultry, pork, beef and KILLER smoked bacon! I love oak and mesquite too but pecan is the one that I would want if I had to be stranded on an island with only one kind of tree.
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My family prefers Hickory...So, I use Hickory for the most part...See what your audience likes, not us...They have to eat it...My .02

P.S. Hickory is not MY favorite...
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Hickory if I was to choose just one. Oak and Cherry closely behind. But like MeatCandy said, choose what "you" enjoy.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:23 PM   #12
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Hickory is first choice - oak and pecan tied for second. I love 'em all. I like the flavor of apple, but the stuff I get tends to not burn as well as hickory and there's more ash flying around.
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I checked Hickory but a wood that will go with absolutely everything is Maple. You just can't go wrong with it, i've smoke everything from cheese to fish to beef to chicken and turkey to vegetables with it. The most common wood around (red maple) is all over good.

I use lots of other woods but Maple would be a good choice if you could only choose one.

Other fine choices would be oak and pecan.
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I used to think cherry, but now that I have done several smokes with pecan, I'm changing my mind.
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gotta be hickory if only ONE.
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