Smoker wood

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  1. coysmoker

    coysmoker 6 pointer

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    Is hickory wood a good wood to use in a smoker and if it is will the bark of a shag bark hickory work well?
     
  2. pentail

    pentail Bacon Staff Member

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    Any type of hickory will be fine
     
  3. KYBH4Life

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    I prefer hickory and then white oak. do not care for mesquite at all
     
  4. ptbrauch

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    Hickory is probably the most used wood to smoke with and CL Button had told me that shagbark bark is perfectly fine to smoke with.
     
  5. coysmoker

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    JDMiller 12 pointer

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    Just throwing this out there...... Which I have nothing against hickory at all. But I really like cherry and find myself using it the most for pork & even chicken. The cherry to me is a sweet smoke ... not overpowering.

    Which at times I will even mix hickory & cherry together. Especially on cuts like shoulders or butts. As such I'll use oak every once in awhile but seems a little goes a long way. But overall it's all good just some is a little stronger on the flavor end then others.


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  7. pentail

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    Big fan of peach and pecan too. Right now I have a big stack of apple from a recent wind storm.
     
  8. inchr48

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    I've used hickory nut husks also in the past.

    Like others, I am a fan of the fruit woods also.

    Pecan or pistachio nut shells make for interesting smoke.

    Save your shells when you are cracking nuts next time and try them.
     

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