Hickory in Orlando area?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by jcwelchfl, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Does anyone know of a good supplier of hickory for an offset smoker in the central Florida Orlando area?

    Just got an almost new Lang 36 off Craigslist, picking it up Friday!!  Need to stock up on the split logs now.
  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You could try Walmart for hickory chunks, but for logs you'd probably have to advertise in the classifieds or Craigslist or other mediums.
  3. mr500

    mr500 Meat Mopper

    Winter Springs Here...

    Check CL for guys cutting down trees. I usually get my chunks locally at Depot etc.. I have also ordered Peach off Ebay and so forth.

    I do not know of anyone locally to help ya out with sticks.......

  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I would check with your local tree companies they should havesome or where you can get some splits. That's what I have done in Jax area.
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Check the classified ads in your newspaper.

    There's almost always an ad for oak by the truckload down here.

    They will deliver also. Not sure they would go as far as Orlando.
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Heat w/Oak and add Hickory chunks for smoke

    Good Call Al!

  7. I made friends with some one in the panhandle.

    I use oak as primary for my Kingfisher rotisserie trailer rig and pecan or hickory splits or chunks for the "other" flavors.
  8. Thanks for the tips guys - didn't think about using oak for the heat and just chunks for flavor, like the idea a lot.  I ended up getting the Klose 20x42 instead of the Lang, so looking forward to firing it up this weekend!  Thanks again all.
  9. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

  10. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Since Pignut Hickory and Mockernut Hickory are native trees to Florida I would think you would be able to get it easily. Talk to tree trimming company's, allot of times they will help you out. I have a buddy who burns wood, and I'm always helping him out gathering wood from trees company's have cut. Saves them from having to haul it off, so it's a win win. However you gotta get it picked up quick as some customers of tree service don't want it laying around, and get antsy thinking the tree service just left it. Since I'm off allot of times I'm there when they are cutting.

    The burn ole for heat along with chunks is another good idea saves the hassle of gathering, and storing. 

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