Iowa Woods

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by blkstallionbbq, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. So I have been doing to Aaron Franklin method of smoking for a bit now and I am very pleased with the results. However, I am not pleased with the cost of getting a 50lb box of post oak wood shipped. It is $96. In Texas, where the wood is plentiful, it is obviously cheaper. I have two questions. I have done some research (yes I am that crazy) and have found that post oak wood actually grows in the extreme southeastern part of Iowa. So I was wondering if there are any Iowans who can attest to this? Second, if post oak remains this difficult and expensive to get ahold of, I need to look into other options. Does anyone in the Iowa area know of any decent sources to get oak wood? I know there is white oak and red oak in Iowa. I would prefer white as it is milder. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
  2. cats49er

    cats49er Meat Mopper

    I would suggest you check out Craig's list in your area for firewood providers.And give a call to tree service companies and see if they sale any of the wood they get.Almost forget, talk to any local logging companies also.Good luck
  3. phatbac

    phatbac Master of the Pit

    I just bought some wood from ebay and its pretty reasonable. i got 18lbs of pecan for 23.49 shipping included. 6" splits  you can get wood that is bark free if you like there is a plethora of sellers there with all different kinds of wood.

    Hope this helps,

    phatbac (Aaron)
  4. Thanks for the answers. I have checked locally and have checked Craigslist. There just isn't a huge market for smoking wood in the area I live.
  5. cats49er

    cats49er Meat Mopper

    Did you check firewood ? Smoking  wood won't bring up much.
  6. I checked firewood awhile back. I guess I just assumed firewood and smoking wood were different

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