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If you only had one smoke wood to use...

lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,130
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
I am trying to reduce the many smoke woods I have in stock.  So, if you had to pick only one, what would your choice be?  Amplifying comments encouraged as well. 
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  • joe@bgejoe@bge Posts: 394
    I would have to go with Apple...very versatile for my needs since most of my smoking is pork (ribs,butts, loin) - so I like the sweet fruit woods.  I do have to say that I like a little more robust wood for beef which I generally use pecan - but I have never tried apple with beef so it may work good for that too. 

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  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 334
    I'm really enjoying Hickory right now. I'm going to try it with poultry (spatch chicken) tonight for the first time and see how it works with that.
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  • BrowninggoldBrowninggold Posts: 453
    Hickory great for chicken and pork. But Mesquite for steaks so I normally carry 2.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,810
    Probably Pecan
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,776
    I don't think I could. Please tell me I don't have to pick one.

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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,423
    Oh, they are all awful. You don't need any. Send 'em to me, I'll just burn them away, and help you be rid of them.

    Seriously, I can't imagine having just one. I could get by w. 2, hickory and apple, but think I've never had better ribs than w. oak, or better poultry than pecan.
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  • Hickory - it is the only one I've used.

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,794
    Hickory for me.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • I'm really into oak right now. I dunno, somthing about it is working for me. TFJ agrees. Says it's the best flavor we have ever done. That being said, I'm sure I'll be using something completely different next week

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  • MO_EgginMO_Eggin Posts: 128
    Apple.  Sweet and fairly mild, works well with pretty much everything.  Pecan would be a very close second.
    LBGE, St. Louis, MO
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,130
    @ Cen-Tex-Oak wouldn't be influenced by your use of Ozark Oak lump these days?
    Louisville
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  • @ Cen-Tex-Oak wouldn't be influenced by your use of Ozark Oak lump these days?

    not really. I use it with BOTW too

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,776
    I don't think I could have it as my only wood (although that was all we used growing up), but I'm gonna have to step up and throw mesquite in there. I know a lot of you northerners don't like it, but we use it a lot down in S. Texas where it grows like a weed. Hell, what else are you going to do to get rid of it?

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  • I don't think I could have it as my only wood (although that was all we used growing up), but I'm gonna have to step up and throw mesquite in there. I know a lot of you northerners don't like it, but we use it a lot down in S. Texas where it grows like a weed. Hell, what else are you going to do to get rid of it?

    plant a cedar tree........

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,776
    and what the hell would we do with that? Line closets, make trunks? naw, I'll stick with mesquite. Not to mention we never have to plant mesquite.

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  • and what the hell would we do with that? Line closets, make trunks? naw, I'll stick with mesquite. Not to mention we never have to plant mesquite.

    nah, the cedar has choked out all the mesquite in the hill country. I was just saying if you wanted to get tid of it, justplant a cedar tree and eventually it will be gone. I love mesquite too. was just being a smartass (shocking, I know)

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,814
    edited July 2012
    since i can pick hickory bark off the tree down the street for free anytime i want it, i pick hickory bark. if i had to buy it cherry (that would give me cherry and free hickory bark
    :D now lookit, i started with one and already have two
    :)) theres oak and maple in the wood pile, and grape hanging on the trellis, cherry pare and apple growing in the yard, even a lilac bush and a rosemary tree. the only thing stored here is a small bag of cherry
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  • Apple for me.....
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  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,796
    I love the jack Daniels chips. After I would pick mesquite with Hickory finishing 3rd for me
    Boom
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,776
    and what the hell would we do with that? Line closets, make trunks? naw, I'll stick with mesquite. Not to mention we never have to plant mesquite.

    nah, the cedar has choked out all the mesquite in the hill country. I was just saying if you wanted to get tid of it, justplant a cedar tree and eventually it will be gone. I love mesquite too. was just being a smartass (shocking, I know)
    Imagine that. =))

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    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • I like apple, well because I have a few in the yard so no cost.  But one wood is hard to decide on, because I like oak as well. But I can use apple on anything and like it.

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,168
    Is pecan-cherry just one wood?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • MikeGMikeG Posts: 174

    Cherry.  Absolutely.  

    Then Pecan.

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  • DougQDougQ Posts: 30

    Cherry.  Absolutely.  

    Then Pecan.

    Ditto
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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 1,039
    I love the jack Daniels chips. After I would pick mesquite with Hickory finishing 3rd for me
    Mine is Pecan, but the JD chips ARE nice.  If you find a JD Tree, please let me know and I'll plant one of those!!!
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  • ratcheerratcheer Posts: 189
    edited July 2012
    Hickory

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  • FockerFocker Posts: 1,722
    Pecan, without a doubt
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  • Apple.  Sweet and fairly mild, works well with pretty much everything.  Pecan would be a very close second.
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  • Peach for me.
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  • brian4206brian4206 Posts: 19
    I'll pick peach. It can be used on anything. Cherry second.
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