How can I tell Oak & Pecan from Hickory?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by datboytaz, Mar 11, 2012.

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  1. datboytaz

    datboytaz Newbie

    Can anyone please help me out with telling different types of wood? I bought a bag of wood from Home Depot that consists of Hickory, Oak & Pecan, but I only want to use the Oak & Pecan so is there an easy way to tell them apart? Here's the pic I originally 4got. Some1 told me easy to tell by the bark but can take pics of the grain too if need

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  2. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Burn some, you should be able to tell by the smell. Or post pictures of the 3 different kinds of chunks in the bag and maybe we can ID them for you.
     
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  3. datboytaz

    datboytaz Newbie

    I will post a pic as soon as I can in like an hour or so. Thanks
     
  4. datboytaz

    datboytaz Newbie

    here's a pic of the logs that were in the bag. Saw on another site easier to tell by the bark so thats what I took pic of[​IMG]
     
  5. datboytaz

    datboytaz Newbie

    ok tried posting a pic but now got 2 wait on the moderator to approve it
     
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bottom one looks like Pecan. Kinda soft compared to Oak and Hickory. Whiter color.
     
  7. datboytaz

    datboytaz Newbie

    Thanks. That's actually just a lil sliver of something on the bottom but I'll flip them over in the morning & take a better pic but thanks.
     
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Top looks like Hickory and the deep barked one in the middle is Oak.The bottom one is  ( I guess ) Pecan. Pecan is similar to Oak as it too has a deep bark , but Flash was right at the color being lighter.....

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