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Specialty Wood For Smoking Purposes
 
Typically wood used for wood smoking would be considered hardwood.  This can include many different kinds of trees and shrubs, each of which will give the finished product a slightly different flavor. The most commonly wood used for smoking are:
  • Hardwoods:   Hickory, Oak, Maple, Elm, Beech (slightly stronger and typically used with meats like beef, pork and wild game)
  • Fruitwoods: Apple, Cherry, Peach , Pear (these are typically milder in flavor and are often used with fish or poultry)
  • Others:  Alder, Mesquite, Pecan, Walnut, Mulberry, Persimmon, edible woody herbs (Rosemary, Thyme)
Never use the following woods for smoking:
  • Resinous woods: Cedar, Fir, Pine, Spruce
  • Soft woods:  Cottonwood, Poplar, Willow
  • Wood that has been painted, stained or otherwise treated
  • Wood from construction sites or furniture factories
  • Scrap wood pallets
  • Moldy or fungus covered wood (even if it is natural)
 
Size of the wood for smoking meat
Depending on what you are smoking, the kind of smoker you have, and how long you intend to smoke the meat for, you will need different sizes or cuts of wood.  You have a few choices:
  • Logs (typical firewood size) - Large pieces of wood that are either burned whole, or cut into smaller pieces. These are used by larger smokehouses that have an external fire-pit with piping that delivers the smoke to the smokehouse.  You need to be able to control the heat of the smoke produced.                                                   
  • Sticks and chunks: Also used in larger smokehouses, but also in smaller smokers as well.  We are looking at wood of only  1-3" or so in diameter.  Often used when the smoking time is not very long.
  • Wood Chips:  These are very popular with small scale home meat smokers.  They are very easy to light, the temperature is easy to control, and you can add more chips quickly to extend the smoking time or increase the level of smoke in the smoker. 
  • Pressed chips:  These are often used in automatic electric smokers, but they can be used on their own.  Much like wood chips, they are made out of sawdust pressed into little bricks or pucks.
  • Sawdust:  Can be a very good source of smoke.  Just be sure to get clean sawdust & chips.  The nice thing about using sawdust is that the smoke can last a very long time because when it is piled up, it tends to smolder rather than burn, which produces smoke slowly over a longer time, and with less heat.  It can also work very well for very quick smoking - for example sprinkling some mesquite sawdust over charcoal for the last 7 minutes a steak is cooking on the barbeque.
 
You can get more information on how and where to wood for smoking by clicking on
the link below:   "The Zen of Wood & Smoke"
 
This is very basic information that you need to know about wood for smoking meat and fish.  We suggest you experiment to find out what flavors you like most and how different woods provide different tastes. 
 
 
Pricing listed below does not include delivery. Delivery is available, and delivery rates are listed on our firewood pricing page. Thank you!
LAST UPDATED: 10/8/14
APPLE WOOD IS AVAILABLE IN WOOD CHUNKS ONLY! We do not have firewood size pieces or logs of apple, only chunks available by the box.  We are currently offering a buy 3 get one free special on all wood chunks!
Not Pictured:
Osage Orange Firewood: NOT AVAILABLE
$.75 per piece
$90 per 1/4 cord
$170 per 1/2 cord
Oak & Hickory Chips-AVAILABLE
Oak & Hickory Chips-AVAILABLE
1 bag weighs approximately 2.25-2.5 pounds.
$5 each OR 3 for $12
Hickory Firewood-AVAILABLE
Hickory Firewood-AVAILABLE
$.75 per piece
$90 per 1/4 cord
$170 per 1/2 cord
$325 per cord
Cherry Firewood -AVAILABLE only in small amounts
Cherry Firewood -AVAILABLE only in small amounts
$.75 per piece
$90 per 1/4 cord
$170 per 1/2 cord
$325 per cord
Oak Wood Chunks-Available
Oak Wood Chunks-Available
$10/small box (.5 cubic foot)
$20/large box (1 cubic foot)
Hickory Wood Chunks-Available-OUR MOST POPULAR
Hickory Wood Chunks-Available-OUR MOST POPULAR
$10/small box (.5 cubic foot)
$20/large box (1 cubic foot)
Cherry Wood Chunks-Available
Cherry Wood Chunks-Available
$10/small box (.5 cubic foot)
$20/large box (1 cubic foot)
Osage Orange Wood Chunks-Not Available
Osage Orange Wood Chunks-Not Available
$10/small box (.5 cubic foot)
$20/large box (1 cubic foot)
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Not pictured: Pear chunks are available!
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