North Carolina Associated Woods

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by dganor, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. dganor

    dganor Fire Starter

    Question, can someone tell me what wood would be most associated with North Carolina bbq? I have a feeling it is oak, but I'm not sure??? I will be doing a pork butt on my in-laws vacation down in Emerald Isle, NC and want to try and make it as authentic to the region as possible.
  2. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I'm in South Carolina and I would venture to guess that hickory, pecan and oak is used alot. Although pine is probably the tree you see most, noone would use that :) ( i had to through that in) Just head to your local Walmart or lowes and grab you a bag of hickory to use with your choice of charcoal.
  3. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I grew up in North Carolina ..... Sanford early and Charlotte later. Without a doubt, Hickory was the wood to use. I still visit my Mom up there and enjoy trying the old Q joints. Hickory is still the wood to use.
  4. dganor

    dganor Fire Starter

    Well, I guess hickory it is then!
  5. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Don't want to try the Pine huh?
  6. reddog

    reddog Fire Starter

    You can find oak everywhere. I use apple or cherry for flavor then oak or maple for heat. Go to a place that sells firewood, they can hook you up.

  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yer a Baaaad man, Gooose...LOL! [​IMG]
  8. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    One of the ways you get nominated for membership in the Order of the Thin Blue smoke is helping people......that's all i'm trying to do.....[​IMG]

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