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Where do you buy chips and or chunks of smoke wood?

I wanted to get a few different flavors of wood to induce some smoke to my meats when cooking.  Obviously I want to get a great product at a great price.  So where do you buy this?  Online (Amazon, other vendors), Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, etc?
Thanks,

Matthew
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  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 1,048
    I have not bought any wood from here, but I just bought a bunch of charcoal.  Thought I got a good deal.  http://www.firecraft.com/
    Large BGE
    Morton, IL

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  • Locally, Lowes and HD have several different types/bags of wood chips (apple, cherry, pecan etc).  Casual Furniture World in Winston has the different types of chunks and chips as well but they are a little pricey.  Curious to see the responses for online orders from the others on here.
    Michael ~ XL ~ Winston Salem, NC
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  • Around these parts HEB chips and chunks are much cheaper than the Weber branded at Home Depot.

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  • freddyjfreddyj Posts: 126
    I've been enjoying the flavor of oak on my beef and pork, so I just pull a piece out my wood pile and cut into chunks with my chop saw.
    Kamado Joe Big Joe, Classic & Junior
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,163
    edited December 2013
    Fruitawoods.com has a combo pack that lets you get 3 or 4 types of wood for a little over 2 buck/lb. Free shipping.
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  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,404
    I have used frutiawoodchunks.com  Allways good wood.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

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    Stockton Ca.

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,790
    Academy or HEB, but these are regional chains.

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  • Menards has good selection
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 6,588
    Amazon has 5 lb bags for $6.99 today. Weber brand I think.
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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 3,260
    Was looking at Lowe's, Home Depot, and Walmart the other day.  They had the Weber brand for around $6.99.  Was doing some looking on Amazon today and saw the Weber chunks too.  Was wondering if there were other avenues to get wood.  The Fruita Wood.com was pretty cool if I cooked more.  It is just my wife and I that I cook for most times. 
    Thanks,

    Matthew
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  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,266
    edited December 2013
    Fruitawoods.com has a combo pack that lets you get 3 or 4 types of wood for a little over 2 buck/lb. Free shipping.
    Really great stuff from them - agree 100%

    Ask for the free burlap sack!
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  • misumisu Posts: 213
    talk to this guy, you're sort of close
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  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,284
    Also agree with fruita woods.  I was on a road trip last year and wsas passing through Grand Junction, Colorado and ordered some wood for pickup.  It was great wood - the best I have ever seen.  When I need more I will order from them again.  If you are ever in the area be sure to stop in and call ahead to tell him what you want.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
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  • http://www.hawgeyesbbq.com/ has a good selection and ships reasonably.  There is a review on Naked Whiz of their product.  Nice people and good service.
    See der Rabbits, Iowa
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  • What area of the country do you live?
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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,498
    I have never bought bagged chunks, though they sell them at Home Depot and my BGE dealer.
    I live near Rochester, NY.  Every year a few trees come down in the neighborhood.  Oak, Cherry, and Maple.  I grab a few branches and cut them to size.  Apple orchards trim their trees, i have picked up apple branches from  farm stands at orchards.  A neighbor just lost a big branch on a pear tree over the weekend.  I will be picking up a few branches there.  Golf courses trim the hell out of their oak trees - wood is often available for the asking.  If I decide I want Pecan or Mesquite, I will have to buy it as they do not grow locally.   I did buy some Hickory slabs from a sawmill last summer, and cut them up myself. - will have Hickory for years.  

    Bottom line, if you have a saw, free smoking wood is not hard to get in many parts of the country.
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    Rochester, NY
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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 3,260
    @thailandjohn - I am in Central NC.  We have many hickory and oak around.  Apple and pecan are tough to find but are around. 
    Thanks,

    Matthew
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  • I should've guessed by your Egghead name where you were from. I'm in California, San Francisco Bay area I have a great source to buy chips and chunks.... Sorry I cannot help you
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  • The best local source for me is a Ace Hardware that sells Eggs.  Cheapest smoking wood I've come across. Online I would agree with what has been said above. 
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
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  • I've found a brand called western available at a lot of the box stores it's been good to ke.... kudos on @bettysnephew on hawgeyes...that's where I got my egg...they are a pretty good dealer.
    Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
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  • KeeferKeefer Posts: 120
    edited December 2013
    I make my own. I have apple and hickory ready to use. I have cherry, maple and pecan in the pipeline. I can't get the pictures to upload. I will put them in another post.
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  • KeeferKeefer Posts: 120
    edited December 2013
    Here is the Hickory image Here is the Apple image
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 6,588
    You guys that make your own have me jealous. I'm going to be on the lookout for some good candidate wood. Question for you, do you cut it into chunks before you dry it or after?
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  • HotchHotch Posts: 1,303
    Last I got was at Bass Pro Shop. The only time I have ever seen Orange Wood. So picked up all of the fruit woods, Apple, Cherry, Peach and Orange.

     "You’re not a real Texan till you’ve been kicked out of every decent state in America." - Joe Bob Briggs

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  • I really like Academy.  I have been getting stuff there lately.  They have huge bags of wood for a good deal.  The pieces are large though, so you may want to cut them. I also use the B&B Lump.   Home Depot and Lowes also has some small bags of wood.  There is also an Ace Hardware that is pretty close by that has just started carrying BGE, and he has a good selection of wood and charcoals.
    Large BGE Decatur, AL
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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 3,260
    edited December 2013
    A nice abundance of information all.  This is great info for me and hopefully of others for different places to get wood from.  The fruitawoods.com avenue appears to be a great deal.  Also, Amazon has really good deals on the Weber bags. 
    Thanks,

    Matthew
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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 3,260
    @keffer - That is a nice setup you have! 
    Thanks,

    Matthew
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  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 1,361
    I pick mine up from Ace Hardware.  Fortunately I have in-laws with pecan and peach orchards so I've got an endless supply of those two.
    "Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees." 
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  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 676
    Another vote for Ace Hardware.  My local Ace has as good a selection of anyone.

    LBGE

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  • LBC DawgLBC Dawg Posts: 111
    I buy the Western name brand, usually at Academy. They have the most different kinds and it's cheaper. 
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