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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Growokc Firewood for sale Oklahoma City - Smoking Wood

If you are looking for firewood Oklahoma City, then GrowOKC Smoking Firewood for sale Oklahoma City has been your source for years. We have been the Oklahoma leader of fine smoking woods and cooking wood. We also sell winter firewood for sale in Oklahoma and also sell smoking wood pellets and cooking wood pellets.

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 If you are looking for winter firewood and smoking wood then Oklahoma City firewood for sale at GrowOKC may be your answer. GrowOKC is also a grower of fine gourmet mushrooms and cooking wood pellets and smoking woos pellets. There are various varieties of fine gourmet mushrooms that we grow and they can all be seen on our mushroom pages and you can see what is presently in stock. Growing mushrooms is a very technical job where there are many steps in the process to go to mycelium growth to full mushroom growth. Smoking wood pellets can actually make your cooking much easier because you don't have to bring home or have us ship many pounds of firewood. You can use the smoking wood pellets at a 1/3 cup at a time in your gas grill too. Just place the pellets wrapped in aluminum foil and make sure they touch the flame so the wood pellets catch fire. You will want to soak the pellets first in water for about 15 minutes. Some chefs use water and some chefs use fruit juice like apple fruit juice to bring a sweetness to the smoking wood pellets.

Repel bugs and mosquitoes with Pinion wood

We have had heavy rainfall this Spring, especially in the Midwest. At the front of our minds is what to do about our summer mosquito problem. Some medical professionals say that it is the blood type of people that the mosquitoes go after. Either you are going to be bitten a lot while you are outside or the bugs and mosquitoes aren't going to be bothering you at all.  One smell that mosquitoes really hate is the smell of burning pinion wood. 

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Our pinion wood for sale comes from New Mexico and is a great smelling firewood for chimineas and outdoor fire pits. Often we have pinion wood and other smoking wood and firewood for sale in Oklahoma City and outer areas. Pinion wood is also great in your winter fireplace and it has a high btu rating for heating uses. There are other types of firewood for sale that are fine to use as winter heating but it is better to go with a firewood that smells great. If you have any wood left over from the winter, then you have firewood already for your summer fire pit and chiminea.

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Our of our most popular firewood for sale options is our Santa Fe Pinion wood. It is the one firewood that works all year round. Although it is not a cooking wood or smoking wood, it works for all other purposes. It is part of the gymnosperm family and is native to the forests of the Southwest United States. 

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.

Cooking Wood for sale


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.

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When it comes to choosing the best smoking wood, it is important to pair it with the meats, poultry, wild game, beef etc that you will be smoking. The most important thing is to not use a smoking wood for sale that overpowers the food so much it is not edible. We have found this to happen with mesquite wood. Mesquite can be so powerful that after a long smoking time of over 4 hours, it was not edible. Mesquite wood is great in other application but we never recommend it for long smoking periods. Below is a chart we often use. It is not copy/pasted from the internet but our our personal experience:


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Pecan smoking wood - A light burning smoking wood that is subtle. It's great with steaks, ribs, grilled vegetables, cheese and everything else we've ever thrown on the BBQ smoker.


Almond smoking wood - Almond smoking wood has a sweet and nutty and strong flavor. Almond wood is great with all meats.


Cherry smoking wood - A mild and fruity smoking wood and is often used in presentation with chef by turning the meat a light brown color.


Maple smoking wood - Maple wood is a excellent choice if you are looking for a very light cooking wood. Maple wood goes well with the lighter meats like fish and is also great for smoking cheese.  


Hickory smoking wood - Hickory wood is known as the "King of the Smoking Woods" and is a nation favorite when it comes to smoking meats, beef and many other types of food.


Oak smoking wood - One of the main uses for Oak wood is it is a great coal base. Meaning it is the first smoking wood to burn in your smoker firebox so the Oak coals can stay hot for a long smoking session. Oak is mostly a neutral wood but it is a favorite smoking wood and is known as the "Queen of the Smoking Woods." 


Mesquite smoking wood - Mesquite wood is a famous smoking wood that was made famous in Texas. Mesquite wood is best with foods that are on the grill or smoker for a short amount of time. If using Mesquite for too long, it can easily overpower the meats you are smoking.


Pear Smoking wood - Pear wood is a light and fruity smoking wood that can be used with anything.


Apricot smoking wood - Apricot has been a excellent smoking wood in our experience. Especially great for deer steaks and grilled vegetables, bbq ribs and burgers.


Walnut smoking wood - Walnut cooking wood has some similarities with Hickory wood but where the hickory wood is known to dry out meat on occasion, Walnut smoking wood will not do this. Where hickory wood can come across bitter, the walnut smoking wood does not. Walnut firewood is great for ribs (pork and beef) and everything else you can put on your smoker like steaks, burgers, pork butt and pork roast too. Pair this walnut woods with one of our marinades and bbq sauces.

Persimmon smoking wood -  Persimmon is a great fruit wood that doesn't overtake the meats and food you are smoking or grilling. Persimmon smoking wood a very unique smell and it is wonderful for all ribs, pork roast and pork butt, chicken, grilled vegetables and more.

smoking wood pellets - We have a wide range all of different types of smoking wood pellets. The directions for using smoking wood pellets are to soak them in water for 15 minutes. Then measure out 1/3 cup and place them in a smoker box or you can wrap them in aluminum foil and poke holes in the foil so the sweet smelling smoke can escape.  Take a look on our menu above and look for "PELLETS" and you will find wood pellets like Hickory, Peach wood pellets, Alder wood, Pecan pellets, apple wood for sale, cherry wood, Sassafras wood, Oak soaked wine pellets and more. 

Smoking wood chips - Another unique way for smoking meats and food is to be using smoking wood chips. The best way to use smoking wood chips is to soak them in water or fruit juice for about 15 minutes. Then wrap some damp wood chips in some aluminum foil and poke some holes in the foil. This will allow the sweet smoke to escape and do a great job flavoring your food.  Look above on our website menu and click on "wood chips" to find what fits you best in your culinary endeavors.

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