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PostPosted: Thu May 13 10 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We use ruff cut untreated oak on our work trailers from a local hardware I seem to remember it was pretty cheap could you use this for smoke
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PostPosted: Thu May 13 10 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I've got out here is sage brush.. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu May 13 10 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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k.c.hawg wrote:
I have never used Oak. I'm hickory, apple and cherry. I will have to try oak....it seems I've heard people say they fuel their stickburners with oak and then add smaller amounts of other woods for flavoring. I have had people offer me oak but I was so unfamiliar with it I passed. I'll have to get clued in by some of you guys that use oak, give it a try and see if I like using it.


Man, oak is my favorite. Depending on what part of the world you're located, just stay away from black oak which shouldn't be much of a problem. With my Lonestar, I used oak and hickory. Nothing else. Had such a large firebox, I couldn't use stuff like apple without spending a fortune


I'm in Lee's Summit (20 mi east of Kansas City) plenty of availablity. I might buy one of these 1 cu ft bags of splits(about $12) from Westlake Ace Hardware. That will fuel my Horizon for 2 6-7 hr cooks if I use a chimney of lump about every 2 splits. I think my son and I are fixing to split a cord of seasoned hickory might try the oak beforehand.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13 10 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, don't get me wrong. I have a full cord of oak on hand. Well 75% oak...I just find it strange
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PostPosted: Thu May 13 10 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Despite that fact its an excellent wood the name isn't branded as a "yummy" wood.

Hickory Smoked, Mesquite Grilled or Apple-wood Cured has public appeal...oak just sounds too plain.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13 10 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

k.c.hawg wrote:
I have never used Oak. I'm hickory, apple and cherry. I will have to try oak....it seems I've heard people say they fuel their stickburners with oak and then add smaller amounts of other woods for flavoring. I have had people offer me oak but I was so unfamiliar with it I passed. I'll have to get clued in by some of you guys that use oak, give it a try and see if I like using it.


Oak is just about my favorite wood to use and goes well with everything IMO. I like to use it with cherry.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13 10 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I "think" a lot of places in my native state of Arkansas used it....I'm really embarassed that I have never cooked with it. I have burnt a many a cord of hickory, and a lot of apple and cherry.......I'm going to be stepping out of the box (for me) and trying some Oak in the next couple of weeks.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13 10 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love oak as well. I've found bags of chips on occasion. Unfortunately buying pre cut chips is kind of expensive for bigger cooking jobs and cords of wood are almost worse. I like mixing it with hickory also... good combo.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13 10 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote





Here it is, piled on 3 pallets, a guy I know has land under forestry management and he has to remove so many a year. heck out the Phone number in the yardstick if you can see it, that thing is old.



Here is some cherry and apple another friend dropped off, he has to clear out his yard because he is selling his house.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13 10 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="charleso"]Not to high jack this post or anything, but define the dimensions of "face cord". A cord is a cord is: 4'X4'X8'=128 cubic feet=a whole s@#tpot of split firewood. If one bought three stacks of 16" oak firewood that were 4' high X 8' long, that would be a full cord, and bought that for $110, you made out like a bandit, even if it is so green it is still dripping sap.

It was cut last fall and piled in his yard over winter. You guys just keep making me smile. and yes it was $110 for 3 face or 1 full cord and a generous one at that.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14 10 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it matter what kind of oak you use? I got a bunch of red oak cutoffs from a cabinet shop. I think people usually use white oak though.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14 10 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use both red and white oak. I haven't noticed a difference in flavor.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14 10 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

upinmaine wrote:
Does it matter what kind of oak you use? I got a bunch of red oak cutoffs from a cabinet shop. I think people usually use white oak though.


Those will work as long as they havent been treated with anything. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri May 14 10 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is one awesome deal, I not only go through a lot(2-3 full cords), but also sell some during the winter to supplement my income. Ain't no way on God's green earth I would let that much oak go for less than twice that.

BTW, WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED??? I SURE WOULD BE GLAD TO HELP HIM CUT DOWN HIS FORESTRY MGMT TREES Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
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PostPosted: Fri May 14 10 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: Something that bothers me Reply with quote

Reggae Q wrote:
I've never seen this addressed but it bothers me. Oak is one of my favorite woods to cook with. Why is it you don't even see oak chips or chunks? It's not really a big deal to me as I'm back to splits and cut my own chucks for my bullet. But, why is this???

I mean, obviously there are specialty places. But I just don't get it. One of the most common and best woods and you can't find it.

My grocery stores carry Hickory, Mesquite, Cherry, Apple and they also carry a blend of Cherry/Apple/Sassafras

Sorry, just been pondering. Laughing


I think it might be a geographic thing. My grocery store has both chips and chunks of oak. The apple and cherry are a little harder to come by. They only have them some times, and only chips.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14 10 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Canada I can only find Chips and Chunks of oak at my local BBQ shop,I did however knock a small oak down with the dozer last year. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 15 10 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never seen oak chips or chunks outside of a small grocery store in the middle of no where in the northern part of the state. They also has some other odd woods that were cut and bagged locally.

I use red oak for pretty much all of my cooks these days. Occasionally I will use hickory or apple.
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PostPosted: Sat May 15 10 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never seen oak around here (Chicago area). Mostly hickory and mesquite chunks and apple and cherry chips. I buy my oak at the local nurserys in the fall. Just a couple bundles of splits so I use it sparingly. If I could get more I would use it more often...I'm still feeding my cooker apple from the tree we chopped down last year Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 15 10 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

samson wrote:
I have never seen oak around here (Chicago area). Mostly hickory and mesquite chunks and apple and cherry chips. I buy my oak at the local nurserys in the fall. Just a couple bundles of splits so I use it sparingly. If I could get more I would use it more often...I'm still feeding my cooker apple from the tree we chopped down last year Wink

Craigslist. Just look for firewood. I just did a quick search in chicago and looks like you can get a cord of oak for $125...Pretty high since I just paid $70 yesterday but then again, I can't get a cord of cherry here for $100
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PostPosted: Sat May 15 10 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reggae Q wrote:
samson wrote:
I have never seen oak around here (Chicago area). Mostly hickory and mesquite chunks and apple and cherry chips. I buy my oak at the local nurserys in the fall. Just a couple bundles of splits so I use it sparingly. If I could get more I would use it more often...I'm still feeding my cooker apple from the tree we chopped down last year Wink

Craigslist. Just look for firewood. I just did a quick search in chicago and looks like you can get a cord of oak for $125...Pretty high since I just paid $70 yesterday but then again, I can't get a cord of cherry here for $100


$70 for a cord of oak, chit i gotta check into shipping charges.

Oak around here goes for $200 or more. In Southern OR where there is a lot of logging and a lot of homes that burn wood for heating you can get a cord for $150. Enjoy those prices!

Im going to go out to Hood River this afternoon and hit the orchards and see if anyone has some wood for me. Wink
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