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Old 08-01-2008, 11:45 AM   #1
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Default Do you use burr oak

I have access to some burr oak following a storm at my sister's place. do any of you use this for smoking? Thoughts?
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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I don't discriminate when it comes to oak. I lost a bunch of limps in storms in June. I'm not sure if it's red, white, pin, or burr. It gets cut up and used in the pits.

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Old 08-01-2008, 03:34 PM   #3
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According to the Wiki page it is a white oak, should be good to go.
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:26 PM   #4
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Should work good. It's a type of white oak.
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:37 AM   #5
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Yep I have used it. It works fine. The only problem I had was that it smokes twice. Once when you cut it and the again in the BBQ pit. It is pretty hard stuff and needs a vary sharp blade.
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:14 PM   #6
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burr oak , in my area, SW Mo., has the nastiest, rotten, putred smell ever known to be in the oak family. Sold for pallet use only. Imagine a pro football laundry collection, after a 100 degree day, bagging the contents and opening a month later, that would be mild compared to burr oak. use if you want, not me, red oak is for heating buildings, not cooking. Steve.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:23 AM   #7
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burr oak or burl oak??

burl have unique grain patterns that woodworkers look for to make one of a kinds
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:42 AM   #8
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I have used burr oak w/ good results. i have never heard of burr oak being a problem. most hard wood (properly seasoned and used) is ok to use - my opinion and experience.

maybe burn some outside of your smoker to test?
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:29 AM   #9
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If you find the burr oak flavor too strong, try mixing it with some lighter fruit wood.
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