Mixing Woods

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by tasoma, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. tasoma

    tasoma Newbie

    I am smoking my first brisket.  I was thinking about mixing the following woods: Apple, Cherry and Mesquite.  Is this a good idea?  Also, I am reading that some people say soak the wood and others do not.  Not sure which is the best way.  Help. 
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    What woods to use is a matter of personal tastes. Mesquite is too strong for my tastes but others love it.

    As for soaking most say it's a waste of time because it has too dry out before starting to smoke.

    What type smoker are you using?
  3. tasoma

    tasoma Newbie

    I have a Smoke Hollow PS4400.  Have you ever mixed Apple and Cherry together?
  4. smokesontuesday

    smokesontuesday Smoking Fanatic

    Mix the apple and cherry together then mix that 2 to 1 with the mesquite. Should be tasty.
  5. I mix apple and cherry with hickory and have been very successful. I've smoked over 100 slabs of baby backs so far this year for the guys I work with and they keep wanting more so it must working pretty good!
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  6. thesmokist

    thesmokist Meat Mopper

    smokedaddy.com sells pellets that are mix of maple, hickory. And cherry that I really liked
  7. smokinjoef

    smokinjoef Newbie

    I love the strong flavor of mesquite. I am looking for a good base wood that will produce good coals and not fight against the mesquite flavor. You might try mixing in some pecan in as well. Lends some nice smooth sweety nutty flavor
  8. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    So this last post was a couple of months ago and it pops up just now as a new post ???
  9. What kind of wood is charcoal? Should I add wood chunks to charcoal in my WSM?

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