Best Cooking Wood

 For the best cooking wood we have a wide selection of many smoking wood options that will compliment all your meals. If you have never cooked or grilled over wood fire you are missing a very important element of fine cooking. There are cooking woods for sale that have different aromas and flavors.


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Best wood for smoking

When you are looking for the best wood for smoking you need to consider what you will be cooking. Something to consider when picking out a smoking wood is if you are cooking meat only or also including vegetables and other meats or maybe a few chicken wings. With a variety of foods you need to use one amazing smoking wood and cooking wood or you'll need to use various smoking woods at different times of your cooking and smoking session.

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If you only want to focus on using the best wood for smoking  then a really good choice may be pecan smoking wood. Pecan wood is unique because it is not a overbearing and it is light. It's going to bring out the amazing flavors instead of giving the food overwhelming flavor. So you can grill vegetables to smoking BBQ pork ribs all at the same time and pecan smoking wood for sale will do a wonderful job with it. Another one wood option happens to be Persimmon cooking wood. Persimmon smoking wood is a very unique fruit smoking wood that makes it special. Persimmon wood actually is really nice with pork and it's better than apple wood. A famous best wood for smoking for the BBQ industry is hickory wood. Hickory smoking wood has a very interesting smell and gives a authentic flavor for all your meats. It's not just pork ribs that are used with hickory wood. Everything can be used with hickory cooking wood and one really great way is to use hickory wood for grilling burgers.  Anything that is on the grill for a very short time like fajitas can greatly be helped by using a smoking wood like hickory.  Mesquite wood is actually in the same situation.  Another interesting best wood for smoking that some chefs use is oak smoking wood. Oak firewood is also known as a swell heating firewood for the winter months. Oak smoking wood is also a good base firewood if you are going to be smoking for a long time. Using Oak wood as a base instead of charcoal. To do this, start a fire in your bbq smoker some Oak firewood and let it burns for awhile. When it burns down and the firewood for sale coals are red hot, then you can start placing your fruit smoking wood chunks on top the red coals. If you want your firewood chunks to smoke even more then soak them in water for 30 minutes before putting them on top of the red coals from the oak smoking wood coal base.

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Cooking wood for sale of Upchurch Firewood and Smoking Wood has many options for all your different types of cooking. If you are cooking and smoking on a grill, BBQ smoker, pizza oven or even a chiminea we have the cooking wood for sale for your best cooking.  Below we will discuss our many options for your favorite culinary dishes.


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A important factor when choosing the best smoking wood is to consider what you will be cooking. Some cooking wood for sale options may be great with pork but not as much with beef. Beef is a dense meat and may go better with a light fruit smoking wood. A meat like pork is a lighter meat and you can use a little bit of hickory wood which is a stronger aromatic cooking wood for sale. 

Walnut smoking wood - Walnut is a fabulous smoking wood and I have often mixed it with some sweet pecan. Walnut has some similarities to hickory but it is not quite as intense as hickory wood for sale. It is much lighter than mesquite wood. Mesquite cooking wood for sale is the most intense smoking wood and you should use it carefully.

Walnut wood also should be seasoned for awhile and should not be used if it is "green" or freshly cut. Walnut smoking wood needs to sit and season for a bit to mellow out the flavor. Some people are familiar with walnut wood for sale being used in furniture making, but is was firstly used as a excellent best smoking wood.

Hickory smoking wood - As we discuss walnut wood we want to include hickory wood because of the similarities they both have in common.  Hickory smoking wood is known as the king of the smoking woods because it is so popular nationwide. It is the main smoking wood for sale used in BBQ restaurants nationwide. A great thing to add is that it is really nice to use in your winter fireplace as a great heat source.  It has a very dense core and creates a really long burn and it has a high BTU output so it does make a great winter fireplace firewood when it is available.

Pecan cooking wood for sale - I refer to pecan smoking wood as the cooking wood for sale that can cook everything in a wonderful way. If you are going to be cooking and smoking many different things on your grill, smoker or green egg then pecan smoking wood being a light nut wood will do a wonderful job of it all. It is the lightest of the nut woods and it is not going to overpower your meats, grilled vegetables, pizza oven pizza, pork and game birds and game meats. Pecan wood can also be complimented with another smoking wood for sale like hickory wood, persimmon wood and Oak firewood.

Persimmon wood - Persimmon smoking wood and Persimmon cooking wood for sale is a rare fruit smoking wood and it can do some amazing things to your culinary dishes. We have used persimmon wood with pork shoulder, boston butt, beef, grilled vegetables and more. It isn't going to overpower your food and since it has a high BTU output, it can be used as your coal base smoking wood. Often people choose Oak smoking wood for this, but the Persimmon has enough heat it can generate it will work well in this regard.

Hedge Apple smoking wood - Hedge a very popular fireplace firewood and is used extensively in Kansas as a great smoking wood. It is a wood that has a extremely hard core and it is the hottest burning firewood in the nation. It also has great potential as a smoking wood. We have also used hedge and Santa Fe Pinion  wood together but this mix in particular is not to be used as a cooking wood for sale.

Mesquite smoking wood - Mesquite cooking wood was made famous in Texas and they use it for all of their cooking. But beware, it is such a powerful aromatic cooking wood for sale that it can ruin your meat if you are using it for long smoking sessions. I have used mesquite wood in long smoking sessions like 6 hours and more and I had to throw all the meat away. Mesquite is best on the grill or very short smokes. Mesquite smoking wood is great for fajitas, burgers and steaks. Just don't use it on the long smokes and you'll be very happy.

Maple wood - Maple is a great wood and it is very light and subtle. It is most often used for fish and the delicate dishes you are creating. Maple is very popular on the east coast for restaurants cooking and smoking a lot of high prized fish and seafood dishes.

Mulberry smoking wood - Mulberry is quite underrated and can create some fabulous dishes. It has a sweet aroma and those that really love cooking and smoking with Mulberry smoking wood absolutely love it.

Smoking wood pellets - We have a very large selection of smoking wood pellets or cooking wood pellets. Our wood pellets are very versatile and you only need to use 1/3 cup at a time. It is necessary to soak your pellets in water or even fruit juice if you are experienced. Our smoking wood pellets and cooking wood pellets are of the highest quality and we do not use any additives or fillers (like glue or cheap Oak wood.)  Our fruit wood pellets and nut wood pellets are of the highest quality. If you want your dishes to come out the best, only use our wood pellets for the best results!

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.

Best Smoking Wood



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The best smoking woods available we have here at Growokc dot com.  We have types of smoking wood options that are used in many different culinary ways. We have everything for the best smoking wood to smoke BBQ ribs to Sassafras pellets which you use to cook beef jerky.


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We have experimented with so many types of smoking wood that we don't want to single out a certain best smoking wood and say it is the best. We do know that apple wood is not the best. The internet says it is and you just can't believe everything on the internet. We have experimented and found that creating a smoking wood mix of 2 woods can really increase the outcome of your cooked product.


Pecan wood with Hickory wood -   Great for BBQ ribs and such. Famous mix.


Pecan wood with Walnut wood -  Excellent and very similar to Pecan /Hickory but hickory smoking wood often gives people indigestion. Walnut is similar and does not have that effect.


Persimmon wood with anything -   This makes up some combinations that we like to have fun with and experiment.  We have always had great results with persimmon as one of the best smoking woods. 


We will discuss some other great smoking wood combinations in our following posts because we have discovered many great combos. 

Cooking Wood




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We offer a vast selection of cooking woods that we are able to ship straight to you doorstep. Trying to find cooking firewood in your area can be very difficult. Taking trucks, trailer, chainsaw out to where trees grow is not something people do nowadays.  This is why we can offer you some great culinary firewood that comes straight to you. All you have to do it order and wait for UPS to bring it straight to you. Cutting your own trees down is not necessary and I would guess that is not an endeavor you would want to do.


Pecan wood and Walnut wood mix:  Mixing Pecan wood and Walnut wood has created a great amount of wonderful meats here at our wood shop. We are always cooking and trying out new smoking wood recipes so we can bring them to you.  Pecan smoking wood tenderizes the meat and the walnut keeps the heat in your firebox and it provides a really nice flavor to go along with the pecan.  Often I use some seasoned pecan wood as my coal base if I am interested in using a pecan base. Some chefs and backyard cookers may start with some Oak wood because it will burn long and hot and it's flavor is pretty neutral.


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Hickory wood and Persimmon wood mix: Another great smoking wood recipe so when hickory wood and persimmon wood is mixed together.  In your BBQ smoker mix you can use either of these cooking woods as your hot coal base. Both of these smoking woods have a hot burn to them. The persimmon wood will help tenderize your food on the grill and give it some sweetness. The hickory wood is going to give it some great flavor. Persimmon cooking wood has been a long time favorite in our cooking wood business but we don't have it available year round. It is a unique fruit smoking wood. Hickory is known as the "King of the Smoking Woods" and has been a famous smoking wood for a long time. If you have eaten great barbeque then it probably was smoked with hickory smoking wood. There are some BBQ chefs that use only mesquite wood but in our opinion that is a mistake because mesquite can be way overpowering.  The meats we have smoked with mesquite in the past we had to throw out the meat cause it ruined the food with over aroma.  Mesquite is excellent in small doses though and we greatly encourage that.  #growokc


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Best Smoking Wood

Although finding the best smoking wood for your cooking is a opinionated aspect, it is well worth talking about. There are certain smoking woods that are going to be much better than others depending on what you are cooking and smoking. A simple rule of thumb is the heavier woods like hickory wood and mesquite are better for heavier meats. Lighter fruit smoking woods are for the lighter meats like fish, pork and chicken. You can use a heavier smoking wood on light meats but it does have the opportunity to over power your meat. When I grill vegetables I use light fruit woods if I want to bring out the vegetable flavor. To really give vegetables a good punch of flavor then I will consider a more aromatic smoking wood.


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One of our favorite smoking woods at the shop that we've experienced thoroughly with is Pecan wood.  If you want to use 100% pecan wood in your next cooking session, it is possible to use pecan wood as your base wood. Doing this it will help if you start your firebox fire out with some seasoned pecan. This will insure you get your fire burning easily and hot. If you are going to be smoking for 5+ hours you may want to consider another base wood like Oak firewood. Oak will burn hotter and longer for your lengthy smoking sessions. But, if you are cooking under 5 hours then you will be able to do it well with pecan wood being your base wood.  Once you get your pecan smoking wood going well as your base, you can add your greener pecan wood. I like to use green pecan as the main smoking wood because it will burn long and really put out some great smoke. But remember that it is not considered a "firewood" when used like this. It is a "smoking wood" so it may not catch fire much.


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Another smoking wood that puts off a good amount of heat and is a long burner is hickory smoking wood. We've had customers use it as fireplace firewood because of it being a hot and long burner. If you are going to use the hickory smoking wood for sale then you may want to pair it with a lighter smoking wood. Some great options are pecan wood, apricot wood, persimmon wood and our large collection of smoking wood pellets. Is apple the best smoking wood? Actually it's not. It just says on the internet that it is and you can't go by that when it comes to your favorite smoking wood. One reason apple wood is given glorification on the internet is they don't know what to do with all the apple wood in the orchards of Washington State. Most often they have to burn the trees and wood in the orchards because they need to plant more apple trees quickly. We have also found better cooking performance in pecan wood mixed with persimmon smoking wood that far surpasses what apple wood can do in the BBQ smoker. 


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