Cooking Wood

We have a large selection of Cooking wood for sale for all types of cooking and smoking. If you are looking for best wood for grilling fish, best wood for smoking fish or different ways to cook meat we can help in all those areas. Especially with meats, they need to be paired with a great cooking wood for sale so it can turn out the best possible way.

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Cooking wood is made up of certain fruit cooking woods and nut cooking woods. Most of these types of firewoods are found in the orchards of the United States.  There are the fruit orchards like peach smoking wood, apple smoking wood, pear smoking wood, orange smoking wood and many more. One of the most famous nut cooking wood is pecan smoking wood. Pecan smoking wood is used quite frequently because it is not overbearing to all your cooked meats, vegetables, pork and more. Pecan cooking wood is one of the cooking woods that can be used virtually with any type of cooking dish. 

When you are beginning your fire in your BBQ smoker firebox it needs to be done correctly. You need to decide if you are going to use charcoal for heat or using a base wood like Oak cooking wood.  As long as you are not cooking over 6 hours you can use pecan cooking wood as your base. But, if you are going to be smoking for quite some time then you need to consider using Oak cooking wood. Oak has a fairly neutral aroma but it has the capacity of burning really long and hot. Some people use Oak cooking wood as their main cooking wood and that is great. But, some people like to make a smoking wood combination and use the Oak cooking wood with another smoking wood like Hickory wood or Pecan wood or a variety of other smoking wood options.  We have found that using a cooking wood combination of Hickory smoking wood with Pecan smoking wood is great. This is the main smoking wood combination of smoking pork ribs. The hickory smoking wood combines excellent with the pecan smoking wood. The Pecan cooking wood really helps the meat fall off the bone and the hickory smoking wood gives it that excellent flavor that is known around the country in BBQ restaurants. Then there are the types of cooking wood options for some really long smokes like brisket. Brisket is going to need a long burning coal base like oak smoking wood. It's not advised to use charcoal on the very long smokes because what does one do when the charcoal burn out? You are stuck!  So use a long burning coal base in your BBQ smoker box like oak smoking wood. The oak cooking wood is rather neutral in aroma. Then a great option can be hickory wood. If you like to have some really nice authentic flavor then hickory wood is great. Please avoid mesquite wood cause it is so powerful with a strong aroma that it can literally destroy your meats and you'll be throwing it all away instead of enjoying it.

There are a couple different ways in using cooking woods to. Cooking wood pellets are awesome and are really easy to use. Our smoking wood pellets are 100% fruit or nut wood that has been ground down into sawdust and then compressed into pellets. You will need to soak the pellets for 15 minutes before using because that will help them smoke more. If you don't have a smoker box tray, put about a 1/3 cup of damp pellets in your smoker box and set the box on or close to the fire. If you are not using a BBQ smoker tray, you can use aluminum foil and wrap the pellets in the foil. Make some small holes in the foil so the sweet pellet smoke can escape. We have a wide variety of all types of cooking wood pellets and they really make cooking fun because of the wide variety we have at Upchurch Cooking and Firewood.

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4 Comments

Owner of Cooking Wood
Owner of Cooking Wood

December 16, 2014

Hi John in Chicago, IL

There are quite a few popular cooking wood options and smoking wood combinations. There are specific cooking woods that are best with certain types of meats. Also, if you’d like to ask us before you order, please ask. But, I will try to answer as much as I can here.

Let’s start with pork ribs. A good smoking wood combination is 50% pecan smoking wood and 50% hickory smoking wood. This is a good smoking wood combination because the pecan wood helps the ribs fall off the bone to an extent and the hickory wood gives it that authentic rib flavor. Also to note, I really like fruit woods with pork ribs too. This would include apricot wood, apple wood, persimmon wood and the other fruit cooking woods we have in our inventory.

Another good option that chefs like is to have the versatility of our cooking wood pellets. Our smoking wood pellets have many different options and they are really fun to cook with if you like to experiment and find new cooking wood recipes. Smoking wood pellets are easy because you only need to soak them in water for 15 minutes and then put them in a smoker box tray or wrapped in aluminum foil with holes poked in the foil to let the sweet smoke escape and flavor your foods.

Grilling steak is popular over a wood fire. The smoking wood I really enjoyed while grilling deer steaks was apricot smoking wood or persimmon wood. When it comes to steaks and burgers there is hickory wood that has been fabulous. Mesquite smoking wood can be used when your meat or food is not on the grill for a very long time. I would caution that using mesquite wood over long smoking periods is not often advised. Mesquite wood is a very powerful aromatic smoking wood and should be used in short cooking times.

I love smoking pork butt because it is easy and it is not a expensive piece of meat at the butcher. I use a lot of fruit woods for boston butts and then I will throw an addition wood for more aromatic flavoring. A fruit wood like persimmon or apricot and then I throw in a few chunks of hickory wood. It turns out awesome!

If you need additional help just let us know through our contact page and we will be happy to help! Thank you John in Chicago

John - Chicago, IL
John - Chicago, IL

December 16, 2014

Hi Owner of Cooking Wood,

I was curious what your most popular cooking woods and smoking woods are. Thanks for your help. I need some cooking wood and I was curious.

Thank you,
John
Chicago Illinois

Owner of Cooking Wood
Owner of Cooking Wood

December 15, 2014

Hi Samuel,

Cooking wood and Smoking wood are the same thing in our book. Often on the east and west coasts I hear it referred more to as Cooking Wood. There are also quite a few people that refer to this type of wood as Smoking Wood. They are both doing the same thing. Personally, since I deal with this so much, I will call it both cooking wood and smoking wood. So, on our online store you may see it referred to as both but it is the same thing and it’s going to give you the same great outcome. Good question, Samuel.

Samuel - North Dakota
Samuel - North Dakota

December 15, 2014

Hi,

I was curious if there is a difference between cooking wood and smoking wood. I just wanted to ask before I ordered if smoking wood was for a application different than cooking wood.
Thanks,

Samuel
Bismark, North Dakota

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