Smoking Wood

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Smoking wood is a certain kind of wood that goes with cooking food. Particularly smoking meats but also grilling vegetables and even grilling fruit like pineapples and strawberries. We will go into greater detail of smoking wood for sale below:
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Some of the basic smoking woods available are Pecan wood and Hickory wood. But, there are many parts of the United States that the hickory wood and pecan wood is not available. For example, in Alaska they use a lot of Alder wood because of the availability of that certain smoking wood. It would be financially irresponsible to bring hickory wood and pecan wood by semi truck up to Alaska. You wold be using a lot of fossil fuels just for a firewood to put into your BBQ smoker or smoke house. The diesel fuel from Alaska from the Midwest United States would be very unsustainable. 
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There another array of many different smoking wood options to discuss on no particular order:
Pecan smoking wood - If you happen to have a brand new BBQ smoker and have invested money in meat, I urge customers to please go with Pecan wood for sale on their first time. Pecan has a light and great smoke for all of your favorite meats and even for grilling fruit and grilling vegetables on your BBQ smoker grate used as a grill. Pecan wood is plentiful here in the Cross Timbers region. We often get our pecan wood from pecan orchards or the are growing well out in the wild and producing some great pecans. I have used pecan wood with excellent results with BBQ ribs and especially my boston pork butt. I really love pork butts cause they are expensive and come out very tender. There are certain tools you can use to shred out the pork to make pulled pork sandwiches.
Hickory smoking wood -  Hickory is known as the "King of the Smoking Woods" and is plentiful in our Cross Timbers region. It can be overbearing so it is best when it is mixed with another smoking wood like Pecan wood, apricot wood and a couple other woods we can mention. Often hickory smoking wood has the problem of drying out meats which is why it is best to mix it with another lighter wood to balance out the smoke going into your cooking chamber. If you are really serious and might be a competition barbeque smoker, you often take the bark off the hickory smoking wood because it can make your meats bitter. The mix of Pecan wood and Hickory smoking wood is a popular combination that is often recommended. The pecan smoking wood will keep the meat tender and help the meat fall off the bone. The hickory wood gives it that well known flavor that makes BBQ famous.
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Walnut smoking wood - Walnut is one of my secret smoking wood options. It is a smoking wood that is overlooked and I actually prefer it over Hickory smoking wood. The reason for this is because Walnut wood does not dry out meats but still has the type of flavor that comes with hickory wood. Often customers of ours like the hickory flavor but gives some people indigestion or it is just too overbearing. That is the time when I highly recommend the walnut wood. Walnut smoking wood can always fix the woes of hickory smoking wood.
Apricot smoking wood - Apricot wood has been a rare wood in our timber region because there is not many apricot orchards anywhere around so we have to rely on homeowners  that are ready to cut down their apricot trees because they are no longer producing and are ready to plant a new crop of fruit trees. In the BBQ smoker, apricot is a long burning wood that I have used on deer steaks recently and they turned out great. I think of apricot smoking wood as being similar to pear wood and better than apple wood. I am not a fan of apple wood at all because there are many better options when it comes to smoking meat in your BBQ smoker.
Mesquite smoking wood - Our Texas Mesquite wood is what I recommend to our experienced smokers. It has a very strong aroma and can be overbearing if it is not used correctly. I personally love mesquite wood for grilling steaks, deer steaks and even fajitas. I really like using Mesquite wood but it does need to be used correctly to get it at its optimum smoking wood capabilities.
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Kyle Upchurch
Kyle Upchurch

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6 Comments

Owner of Smoking Wood
Owner of Smoking Wood

March 07, 2015

Hi Jason,

That’s a great question about smoking wood vs firewood for camping and also cooking wood over a open fire. If you are going to cook anything including marshmallows, you need to be using smoking wood – cooking wood. There are some types of firewood out there that do fine creating heat but can demolish your cooked food. For example Elm wood. Fine for heat but nasty for food smoking and cooking. Using a smoking wood is fine in a campfire because it will create flames and create heat but it is called a smoking wood because of the sweet smell it makes when it is merely smoking instead of burning in a flame fashion. So, if you are going to cook at all never use just any firewood you find around or find at the campsite. Great question, Jason!

Jason - New Jersey
Jason - New Jersey

March 07, 2015

Hi Smoking wood owner,

Can the smoking wood you have be used as campfire wood? We also grill trout on the open campfire and other things. what would be the best firewood or smoking wood for these purposes? Thanks

Jason

New Jersey

Upchurch Smoking Wood
Upchurch Smoking Wood

March 05, 2015

That sounds good Bob. Smoking wood is a unique type of firewood for sale that is used in cooking and smoking meats. Regular firewood is wanted to burn and create a large flame for heat. Smoking wood is much different in which it is wanted to “smoke” and provide a nice and sweet flavor for all your smoked pork, beef, chicken, venison and even grilling vegetables. You can use smoking wood in a fireplace and it will create a flame and burn hot. But, the major feature of smoking woods is that they have the capacity to merely smoke food.

Upchurch Cooking Firewood
Upchurch Cooking Firewood

June 21, 2014

The bset fish smoking and grilling wood is Alder wood. Although it is prolific in Alaska, it is the go to smoking wood for all types of fish. Any since Salmon is the #1 grilled fish, definitely use Alder. You can also use Pecan smoking wood and it does well. You can especially mix the two. If you have Rainbow Trout in your area, Pecan Crusted Trout is awesome! Find our Alder wood at: http://www.cookingfirewood.com/collections/pellets/products/alder-wood

Roger
Roger

June 21, 2014

What wood do I use to grill Alaskan Salmon?

Bob - Chicago, IL
Bob - Chicago, IL

June 21, 2014

You have a great selection of smoking wood that I’ve seen on any other smoking wood for sale sites. I will email you my certain questions before I make my order of smoking wood for my bbq smoker! Thanks, Bob

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