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Which Wood For Boston Butt?

CullumCullum Posts: 215
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
Which wood do you prefer when cooking boston butt?


  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    Pecan, because that's easiest for me to find. I have never been able to tell a difference with woods on butts etc. Go there. I write it.
  • medic119medic119 Posts: 80
    Hickory is the way to go and I sometimes add apple.
    Thomas Bubba's BBQ and Harris Family Catering Pigs on the Run Competition BBQ Team Medic-Que BBQ Team, LBGE, Party Q
  • RRFRRF Posts: 5
    I like pecan
  • mimaulermimauler Posts: 136
    I'll usually try combos hickory, mesquite, pecan etc. it doesn't matter try some of whatever you have.  Keep a log of what you do in case you really like something.
  • Cherry is all I use on butts.
  • Pecan is my new favorite. Mild and smooth.

     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

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  • Jameson19Jameson19 Posts: 319
    Large BGE, Adjustable Rig, Small BGE, 2 BBQ Guru's, 18" WSM, Rockwood, Stage 3 Roush Mustang, beautiful 1 year old daughter and a hot wife... 

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  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    Pach is good Go there. I write it.
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,841
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • mustgrillmustgrill Posts: 141
    Red Oak alone or hickory mixed with apple. IMHO. :)
    Located in Western North Carolina
  • A2ZA2Z Posts: 99
    Like cherry for butts and ribs  The wife likes the milder flavor of the fruit wood. 
  • EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 804
    Anything wrong with using a chunk of hickory, apple, and cherry for a butt? I just picked up the chunks from my local Home Depot.
    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
  • Not at all. I use a combo of cherry and hickory for brats
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    hickory for pork, oak for beef... if i only had two.

    cherry, apple, also good for pork
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    I absolutely love apple with just a little bit of hickory added in. The BOMB!!!
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,834
    I use applewood chunks.
    Large, small and mini now in Rowlett Tx
  • bboulierbboulier Posts: 533
    Hickory, sometimes mixed with a little cherry.
    Weber Kettle, Weber Genesis Silver B, Medium Egg, KJ Classic (Black)
  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,144
    I now love pecan and pork.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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