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Old 01-15-2006, 05:54 PM   #1
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I am looking to get some oak wood to mix with apple. What types of oak are good to bbq with?
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Old 01-15-2006, 06:07 PM   #2
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Any oak you can get will be great. The best oak is the elusive Free Oak. That is the best IMHO. No but really, any oak will work fine. Try a few and see if you develope a favorite. Here in San Antonio scrub oak and live oak are very common and are great. East of here Red Oak is wildly popular. White oak is great,...It's all good get what you can and free is best. Best to all your smoking dude!
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Out here they got a plant where rail-road ties from Georgia are cut to length and then treated. The scraps (which are un-treated) are sold off by a couple of local firewood companies. The scraps are standard width and height as railroad ties but the lengths vary from an inch to 8 inches.

With every load of fire-wood a guy can bet that there will be some broken pieces. I take these small scraps aside and use them to augment the lump charcoal I use in the Kamado. Have thought about making homemade lump out of this stuff, just haven't gotten around to it.

Since the small pieces aren't worth much as firewood, I suppose that they could be considered a sub-species of the elusive free oak.
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I am looking to get some oak wood to mix with apple. What types of oak are good to bbq with?
I got 2 huge oak trees in our back yard storm comes thru , I break out my sawzall and I got fire wood for my smoker!!!
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hey Walter, feel free to bring some oak chunks to Myrtle in April!
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hey Walter, feel free to bring some oak chunks to Myrtle in April!
I will bring some how much we gonna need , I will get busy cutting more up. What is your reguar email address I got some ideas for that anything but part??
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I'll have the wood for the cook, just bring me a box for my
personal use!! I'm also bringing the beer!
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I'll have the wood for the cook, just bring me a box for my
personal use!! I'm also bringing the beer!

I got just the thing its already cut and packaged , had a friend do some for me . What do you need me to bring??
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:35 PM   #9
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Do NOT bring bungee cords! They are dangerous, and apparently bad luck.

I think I've got everything, but we'll go over a checklist a couple
of weeks before.
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Do NOT bring bungee cords! They are dangerous, and apparently bad luck.
I think I've got everything, but we'll go over a checklist a couple
of weeks before.
For Rev Jr's eye, anyway. #-o
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Chris, like Zilla said, any oak is pretty good. Up here we get mostly red or white oak. I prefer red. It works particularly well on brisket! Woody
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Thanks for the advice guys
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They use only red oak at Sweatman's. Old timers swear by black jack.

Good Q!

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