What flavor wood would you use?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by deemax45, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. I just put some chicken pieces in the refrig to marinate in McCormick's Mojita Lime Marinade. What flavor wood do y'all think would be best to use to smoke it with?


    Dee in FL
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What do you have available?

    I would use some Oak and Pecan if you have it - just my personal choice  
  3. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I like apple and/or hickory for poultry. Try it with different woods and see what you like best.

  4. Oak and hickory is good.
  5. I have alder, cherry, maple and apple in the wood pellets. In wood chips I have hickory, mesquite, and from the depths of a cabinet in the garage, I just unearthed a container of Charcoal Companion brand which is a blend of mesquite, chardonnay and apple wood chips that they say is intended for use with chicken. How 'bout that...guess I shoulda dug around some before I posted.

    After reading your answers, I'm sorta leaning towards a mix of apple pellets and hickory wood chips. Or....I guess I could try this exotic blend with the chardonnay, etc. It also looks like I need to find some oak and pecan. [​IMG]

    Thanks everybody,

    Dee in FL
  6. jalan43

    jalan43 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Peach and hickory! The peach would give it a nice sweet after taste. Choosing from what you have , apple and hickory.
  7. wafflestomper

    wafflestomper Newbie

    peach is good....to be honest when i do poultry i use a mix of peach or apple and plum...mostly plum....
  8. Both of those sound really good! Thanks.

  9. Just my thing: I like peach and/or apple for birds.  Mesquite for beef. Hickory for pork. 
  10. austinl

    austinl Smoking Fanatic

    I love all pecan for poultry.
  11. Looks like some pecans pellets are in my future. ;->

  12. austinl

    austinl Smoking Fanatic

    Never used pellets before; have a stick burner, but good luck!
  13. Hickory is my personal favorite
  14. glocksrock

    glocksrock Smoking Fanatic

    I like some mesquite with chicken, but usually mixed with some hickory.
  15. austinl

    austinl Smoking Fanatic

    I also enjoy throwing some chunks of mesquite in periodically for poultry.
  16. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Citrus woods are good for Poultry. Also Pecan and Cherry.

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