Wondering About Favorite Wood Combos for Smoking

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by skyclad, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. skyclad

    skyclad Fire Starter

    Hello to all Smoker Enthusiasts!

    I'm a "newbie" when it comes to this whole smoking thing, but thanks to you guys and this website in general, I'm gettin' there!

    I used apple wood for the first time awhile back and I'm sold!  Of course, I need to mention that the ham I was putting extra smoke on was already hickorySmoked to begin with, so I realize this made a big difference.  I tried doing the same thing with hickory awhile back and it was almost bitter it was smoked so much..  I put an additional 2-3 hours of smoke on the ham on both occasions.. 

    I was wondering if you guys have favorite wood combinations to smoke specific meats.........ham, turkey, porkLoin and ribs and last but not least........brisket!  I would love to hear about your favorite wood combinations for each of these (if you have time), or just wood preferences for each..  Oh yeah.........also, I had a buddy ask me the other day if persimmon wood would be any good for smoking..  Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance for any and all responses back!! 
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I like Hickory but the Family thinks it is too bitter. I have used Apple and most recently I used an A-Maze-N Products AMNPS pellet smoker with Pitmaster's Choice Pellets. They are a mix of Hickory, Cherry and Maple. I smoked Ribs and was told by the entire family and 1 guest that they were the Best Ribs Ever!...JJ

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