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FAQ Subject: What type of wood should I use?
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Brisket.....which wood smoke do you prefer for brisket? hickory, pecan, black jack, mesquite.....?
How about ham/pork; turkey; goat; road kill; fish; game animals; game birds?I read ur pan on mesquite.
Friend of mine in the Soft Tipped Yucca import bidness sez they use mahogany to smoke chicken in Belize. Thought about using my Louis XIV dining room suite to cook some yard birds. My 'ol lady changed my mind.
Notwithstanding marinades, rubs, bastes, sops, and sauces, good smoke and good meat can't be beat.
My favorite is brisket/hickory.
Lots of folk are allergic to mahogany dust, resin etc and it is illegal to use in mahogany sawdust in animal stalls. Sawdust is also not suitable for mulching. Besides, I cringe at the thought of burning such a beautiful wood.
Personally, I use oak mostly with about 20% hickory. I also use fruit woods the same as oak. Mesquite is good for fence posts. I have also used any fruit, berry or nut wood, excepting black walnut, citrus, bay and sassafras. Main thing is not to overcome the flavor of the meat.