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Guava wood???

DaveDave Posts: 163
edited 8:49AM in EggHead Forum
Does anyone know of anywhere on the web where I can purchase guava wood chips or chunks?? Thanx!!!


  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    dave,[p] seems to have some. Can't personally vouch for prices/quality of their product, I just still get a kick out of how most times these days if you want to find something on the web, just type in and it seems to almost always "work."[p]Easily amused,
    Cornfed[p]PS - Hope everyone has a glorious BBQ day! We'll be cooking up some ribs and some other items a little later (one of those pinwheels is definitely goin' on).

  • CatCat Posts: 556
    Cornfed & Dave,[p]That link is to Guava Wood Farms, which is (was?) the family business of Greg Kemp who was active on the Forum in its early days. [p]I haven't ordered from him recently but the product is first-rate & has a wonderful flavor. The only downside is shipping charges from Hawaii. I'm not aware of any other source, though.[p]Cathy
  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Cornfed, I think that is the only source available to us "MainLanders". Gregg Kemp (Guava Wood) in our visitor profiles is a old timer here on the forum. His product as well as his "Hawaii" expertice is missed. Anyone corresponding with him, mention "da-Forum" here. Maybe we can get him back again...Cheers, and thanks for the reminder.

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Cat, Wow..that was close..Again, we think alike..

  • CatCat Posts: 556
    Char-Woody,[p]Stereo! [p]Maybe I'll dip into my guava hoard for the spareribs I'm doing tonight.[p]Cathy
  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    Cat,[p]Just looked at his profile and sure enough there is a link to the site.[p]In general, what types of meat are best with guava wood? I almost exclusively use hickory and mesquite since they're what's easily availble in my area but I'd be interested in trying something new.[p]Thanks,

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Cat, ya really know how to hurt a guy sweetie...heeeeee. Enjoy..I am a bystander on guava wood. Wish Gregg would show up again, and I would order a big bag.
    Cheers, happy cookin!!

  • CatCat Posts: 556
    Cornfed,[p]I mix it with hickory for pork; with pecan for chicken. (I like fruit-'n'-nut combos.) It's also good solo with chicken.[p]The only thing that didn't work for me was beef; I prefer red oak or sugar maple there.[p]Cathy
  • djm5x9djm5x9 Posts: 1,342
    Cat:[p]When you use guava wood, just how much do you use? Do you have Greg's chunks or chips?[p]I bought a large box from him last year that I have hardly used. I am going to use some on the second batch of ribs to be cooked this afternoon and need some direction. I understand too much can leave a bitter taste.

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Cornfed,[p]You're right about that www. ??? .com stuff. Just the other day I wanted some info on the Clinton's - so I went to --- yep, that was the Clintons I guess. heheheehe weeeee![p]Monica
  • CatCat Posts: 556
    Hi Darryl -[p]I've never had a problem with bitterness. I like lots of smoke, so for a pork butt I'll use 2 guava chunks & maybe 4 hickory. On ribs maybe 1 and 2.[p]The guava chips I have are good-sized (Greg also used to do a much smaller size, mostly for stove-top smokers) and don't burn up as fast as most chips. Often I'll add a handful of those at the beginning of a long cook to get some heavy smoke early on; the hickory chunks kick in a little later.[p]Cathy
  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    Tim M,[p]That's the classic example of someone grabbing a name similar to a very popular domain name with fiendish intent. For those out there who don't know, the real url is contains some, how do you say this discreetly, "shady content" (ie - this is a site you might want to block your children from visiting).[p]I'm surprised someone hasn't shut this operation down a long time ago. High volume sites often register not only their own desired names (, but also some close typos (try or[p]Geekfed
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