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Smoke Combinations

blaccjackblaccjack Posts: 37
edited July 2012 in Forum List
I grew up with Hickory only. I now know there is a whole world out there I've yet to explore. I'm going to start playing around with different chips. I have Hickory of course. Along with Cherry and Apple.

What are your favorite chips or wood? What do you use it on? I've seen some Avocado wood. Anyone tried it? 


  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    i like hickory my wife and kids tend to like the fruit woods and maple sugar . and i tend to mix the woods together no set wood for any one thing just use what sounds good at the moment 
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  • blaccjackblaccjack Posts: 37
    I'm assuming the fruit woods leaves a hint of sweetness. I'm getting my egg today so I'm getting all excited. Even getting a custom handle for it. 
  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    Some woods, like Cherry, also contribute to a nicer color on the finished food.  I've played around with several kinds, and Pecan seems to be my favorite. I only use chunks, except the Jack Daniels wood chips because I had to give them a try.  I definitely prefer chunks.

    For fish I've used alder and cedar planks, and both are great.  I like the smell of alder better while it's on the grill, but can't tell a huge difference in the finished product.
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