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best smoking wood for ribs

cobrastrikecobrastrike Posts: 28
edited 8:19PM in EggHead Forum
I've heard a lot about using pecan, apple, and cherry woods for smoking ribs. What's your favorite?


  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    apple with cherry a close 2'nd, sometimes a mixture of both
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Pecan is my favorite, but really any of the regularly used woods are okay by me, aside from mesquite. I recently obtained a load of cherry from "Philsgrill".
  • chrisnjennchrisnjenn Posts: 534
    FlaPoolman wrote:
    apple with cherry a close 2'nd, sometimes a mixture of both

    Same here.
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    It may be hard to find, but I really like using sassafras chunks on my ribs.
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    That's a new one on me Steve. But I'd like to try it. I'm not sure I've ever even seen it.
  • AshmanAshman Posts: 375
    I think i dated her one time while I was in college. Not very sweet smoke. But on a serious :laugh: note, has anyone ever smoked with lime tree wood?
  • JMHO maple, sweet & mild
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
  • Never thought of mixing two together- sounds like a good experiment
  • AlwaysGolfAlwaysGolf Posts: 704
    I prefer apple but sometimes use a combo of apple and hickory.
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    Baccus, Email me you address and I'll send you some.
  • SGT BBQSGT BBQ Posts: 190
    I use a mixture of hickory and cherry.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    A mixture of all the above.Or any single one will produce tastee ribs. :)
  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 802
    2 chunks each, pecan and peach ;-)
  • Pecan
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Up until recent Hickory the last batch was 6 slabs BB and I used Apple. :P Tim
  • jeffinsgfjeffinsgf Posts: 1,259
    Being a traditionalist, hickory.
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    I'm partial to Pecan.
  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    I happened to be out of pecan and apple the last time I did ribs but had some pear chunks I got from somewhere...have to say the smoke was mild and gave the ribs a very nice subtle taste..may be my new fav :woohoo:
  • Big KnifeBig Knife Posts: 35
    No mesquite fans?
  • ranger rayranger ray Posts: 812
    gee.... i thought i was the only whacko who uses sassafras...( one site i saw had it listed as poisonous! we've been eating kielbasi smoked with that wood for 100 hundred years... i blend the sassafras with some apple and cherry.... my fave!...... sassafras.... grows like crazy around here(NEPA)... if some folks would like to exchange woods... let me know....i like pecan and peach....i'll send you as much as want.... btw.... sassafras root is touted to be extremely medicinal too...( that where the flavor for "root beer" comes from.... thanks! ray
  • ranger rayranger ray Posts: 812
    when i lived in florida... grapefruit wood was the popular wood for smoking fish....i guess.... you use what what have locally.... funny how people seem to think that the farther away something comes from.... the better it is?
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