Black Oak firewood

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by jones54, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. jones54

    jones54 Newbie

    Any one here ever used "Black Oak" firewood for smoking. If so, how was it and what did you cook using it?
  2. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There is Black Jack and Blue Jack Oak. Both can be used for smoking. Black Jack oak is most excellent. I use most of my oak for Beef.
  3. I usually use black and white oak as my mix wood with fruit wood. I'll use 1 piece of oak to every 3 pieces of fruit wood.  In Eastern NC I know of a of resturant that uses strictly oak logs for cooking butts overnight producing a wonderful Eastern NC Q. Not sure which oak because there is a wide variety of oaks in the state.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2013
  4. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use a lot of red oak. I'm not familiar with black oak.
  5. Lots of black jack oad\k grows in the south or at least in Mississippi.  Should be excellent to smoke with..........
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     Oak is the # 1 wood used in most BBQ joints.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2013
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It is a type of Red Oak. Black Jack is just the name. All oaks are either White or Red.
  8. insight

    insight Meat Mopper

    Where would one be able to purchase blackjack oak or red Oak?

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