Red Oak...

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by 3montes, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Searched this forum for red oak but no matches. I have a abundance of red oak available to me. It what we use in the wood stove in the house.
    Is this a good wood to smoke with? Or is white oak what I want.
    We have many a camp fire in the summer sometimes using this wood. I am thinking of using it as a heat source for a smoke. Start a fire in the fire pit and shovel out the coals to put in the smoker. Would I want to use another wood for flavor? Let the opinions begin..
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Never had a bad oak. I have yet to try poison oak tho ;{)
  3. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  4. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My personal preference is hickory but red oak is great. I've used a lot of it and never been disappointed.
  5. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

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  6. fla-gypsy

    fla-gypsy Smoke Blower

    I have used Red Oak, stronger flavor than White Oak, not as strong as Blackjack Oak
  7. jmedic25

    jmedic25 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I use red, white, oaks all the time. I add them in with hickory very good
  8. ~kev~

    ~kev~ StickBurners

    Red Oak is a wonderful wood to smoke with. The butcher that makes my deer sausage uses red oak to smoke just about all of the sausage for his customers.

    I use a mix of red oak, pen oak and pecan. Sometimes I just use red oak, sometimes pen oak and throw some pecan on top of what I am using. To answer the question - Yes, Red Oak is a good wood to smoke with. I have talked with some people that think red oak is some of the best wood for smoking there is.

    Here is a picture of the three types of wood I use:

    Pen oak, Pecan and Red Oak
  9. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    All oaks are great for cooken, pin oak is a little liter burning-less BTU.

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