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Wood Chunk Types...A little help here please!

WoodChuckWoodChuck Posts: 29
edited 3:19PM in EggHead Forum
Putting a third lower shelf on my BGE Table and thought I would put a rubbermaid tub for charcoal and 4-6 smaller bins for chunk wood....but what type? I have used the following: Hickory and pecan for hard woods. Apple and cherry for fruit woods. But if I divided the bin in half I could add two more fruit woods and up to 4 more hard wood types. What are your suggestions and why and what would you use them on![p]Let's ALL RAISE THE BAR - B - Q!


  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Wood Chuck,
    Oak and guava?[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • AlaskanCAlaskanC Posts: 1,346
    Wood Chuck,[p]Do you ever cook fish (especially salmon)? You need some alder.[p]I second the vote for guava - there's nothing like it on babybacks!

  • wrobswrobs Posts: 109
    Wood Chuck,
    I second TNW... OAK. Specifically, red oak for red meat. I use it with steaks and Tri Tip.
    I haven't tried guava wood yet buts its just a matterof time.

  • WoodChuckWoodChuck Posts: 29
    The Naked Whiz,[p]Is the guava wood a fruit wood, sounds like an obvious ? so please forgive me ahead of time![p]Let's ALL RAISE THE BAR - B - Q!
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Oh man, how could I forget Alder! It's probably in my top 2. Doh![p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • WoodChuckWoodChuck Posts: 29
    The Naked Whiz,[p]I think it would be good with wild game!
  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    Wood Chuck,
    Jack Daniels wood chips.

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