Wood type

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by solna905, May 15, 2010.

  1. solna905

    solna905 Newbie

    Hello

    New to smoking and trying a boston butt on my chargrill with side firebox. What type of wood should I use? Would hickory or mesquite be too strong? I have some apple as well. How often should the wood be added? Also should it be soaked first?

    Also what type would be best for smoking a turkey?

    Thanks
     
  2. douge

    douge Smoke Blower

    The type of wood is pretty much a matter of preference. I frequently use hickory and mesquite with pork since I prefer a stronger smoke flavor. Apple will give you a subtler smoke flavor if that's what you're looking for.

    As to your second question, I started out soaking my chips/chunks but don't bother anymore.

    Oh, and welcome to SMF .......
     
  3. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I like hickory on my butts, but, then again, I've never tried anything else because it tastes so awesome.

    Welcome aboard, BTW! [​IMG]
     
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  5. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'd go with hickory or apple on the butt. Mesquite can get a bit overpowering.

    Add more wood when you don't smell smoke anymore. (You don't have to SEE smoke to be smoking. If you can smell it, the meat will get it.

    If your using charcoal in a SFB, no need to soak the wood chunks. Just place them NEAR but not directly on the hot coals. You want them to smolder, not burn.

    Welcome to SMF.

    Dave
     
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello and welcome to the SMF. I moved your thead to roll call so that everyone has a chance to welcome you to SMF. Pleas give us a little introduction about yourself.
    Not knowing your taste preference, I might suggest mixing hickory and apple to be on the safe side. i wouldn't bother soaking wood. No need to add wood if you can smell it smouldering, too much smoke can cause creosote, which is a health hazard we try to avoid. Make sure you have good circulation of smoke, stale smoke is not a good thing so keep that top vent open. Good luck my friend.
     
  7. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    Either for the butt will be fine, save the apple for the bird.I only cook poultry with fruit wood, and good luck.
     
  8. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I use hickory with a taste of mesquite. The mesquite can get very strong real quick.
     
  9. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have been using cherry when I smoke butts, as I am doing now, it is a lighter smoking taste, more of a sweet taste than hickory.[​IMG] I use hickory for ribs and brisket.[​IMG]
     
  10. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    I use a lot of hickory and oak
     
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