Favorite types of wood smoke for beef?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by boblloyd91, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. boblloyd91

    boblloyd91 Fire Starter

    I was wondering what everyone's favorite woods are to use with beef. I have only used Hickory and Mesquite woods so far, and was wondering if anyone likes to use other kinds of smoke flavor their beef.
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I like a 50/50 mix of cherry and pecan and use it for most smokes.
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep that's one of my go to mixes for beef. I also like kiawe or a mix of Kiawe and cherry.
  4. cksteele

    cksteele Smoking Fanatic

    i run  white oak for beef its a nice light  smokey flavour not too heavy.  great for long cooks  plus white oak burns very well which is also good for long cooks 
  5. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Red oak here. But i use red oak for nearly everything seeing as how it's so readily available here. I have apple I mix in for pork and poultry. I did a brisket and ham today and used maple because I'm trying to get rid of it. Way too much ash with that stuff. Every time I open the fire box I get all these ash pieces floating up every where. I can't use it in my Santa Maria cause it gets all over the food. In my offset it can't get on the food at least. I get twice the ash I do with maple than I do with oak.
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I use mostly red oak & hickory on everything.

    It's easy to get around here.

  7. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    Usually use the 50/50 mix with the constant wood being cherry. The other wood is either hickory (for pork), mesquite (for beef) or pecan (for anything)
  8. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Straight stick burning it largely doesn't matter but charcoal cooking it's mostly oak.
  9. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I use hickory splits exclussively. I've tried other stuff, but always come back to hickory.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2016

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