Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by shooterrick, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well the road in front of the company is finally being widened. I have been waiting 2 years for the 2 good size pecan trees in the easment to come down and today was the day. Nice thing was when I told the city contracted cutters I wanted the wood they had it bucked up in 15 inch sticks and piled on the company property! I hauled home about a full cord tonight. [​IMG]
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice score! My step son's friend from Arkansas is coming out hunting the end of the month and is bringing a stack of pecan for us. Happy smoking days!
  3. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Trade some Shag Hick. for some Pecan?PM me.!!!
  5. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Dang Rick, even a blind hawg finds a acorn, I mean pecan every once in a while.[​IMG]
  6. freshmeat

    freshmeat Smoke Blower

    How does pecan differ from hickory?
    Do different types of wood burn / smoke at different rates if all other variables are the same?

    I just bought 1/3 cubic foot in chunk form for $4.99 locally to try something different (hickory exclusive) since starting my walk in smoke couple months ago. I have loin in cure that will be ready on Saturday for my first attempt at CB...what knowledge I have is with hickory, but busting at the seams to try the pecan. Any suggestions?
  7. jjmrascal

    jjmrascal Smoke Blower

    You can use either and have great results. When I make sausage I used to use 100% hickory dust with great results. I ran out of that and tend to use whatever hardwood I can cut up with my chainsaw (oak, pecan, hickory etc.) When BBQing, you have to go easy on the hickory, though. I always heard the rule of thumb is 80% oak (or other mild wood) and 20% hickory. I don't know why it goes well in the sausage process and not in the BBQ, but straight hickory can really sour the meat in BBQ.

    Pecan is a close cousin to hickory but has a more mellow smoke. It is possible to oversmoke with pecan but you really have to try.
  8. tsywake

    tsywake Fire Starter

    Congrats on the score. This past spring I started a dozen or so pecan trees from the nut. I planted them last week. In about 10 years or so they should be big enough to cut and use.
  9. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great score Rick!
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What a score you made and to have it all cutt up and stacked is more then great.
  11. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pecan is sometimes called hickory light. It is a bit sweeter IMO but a bit milder overall. Be carefull with a full smoke of hickory. I was into it about the same time you are now long ago and found out the hard way hickory can get way too strong fast if not carefull. Good luck!
  12. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Great score Rick [​IMG]
  13. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I know myself and my family are not big fans of hickory, I mean it's ok but oak and cherry wood is our go to woods. Oh yeah, mulberry too.
  14. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have pear and pecan and oak. Not much apple down here but I used it alot back in Missouri. Guess my favorites would be pecan, apple, oak.
  15. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Shooter Rick, Hated by squirrels all over!
    Nice score my friend.
  16. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OHHHH YEAAAAHHHH! Way to keep an eye out and jump on the chance to score it for the right price. I love pecan wood. [​IMG]
  17. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    nice score. wish we had pecan up here. I use alot of hickory and cherry.
  18. I'm jealous. Pecan is the one wood that I cannot find in MI.
  19. jlmacc

    jlmacc Meat Mopper

    Never tried mulberry,Is it good? I have them growing everywhere.
  20. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Mulberry is a real nice wood for smoking. It also has a high BTU, higher than oak as a matter of fact.

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