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Offline pullinpork

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Which flavor of wood for pulled pork
« on: August 14, 2008, 07:45:55 PM »
I am picking up my 4 rack BDS on Saturday. I like to smoke pork (pulled pork, ribs) for now. Which flavor of brickettes gives you the most smoke flavor. I am thinking hickory or mesquite. I like the the maple and apple also. I need some inputs please

Offline La Quinta

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Re: Which flavor of wood for pulled pork
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 08:16:15 PM »
Hey pullinpork...for me it's hickory, which in my opinion, adds a nice flavor. But if you want big smoke flavor...(God help me) go with Mesquite. I have never used it on pork. But I'm sure there is one other member who will chime in on the mesquite! His Holy Grail of woods...just wait...he'll be around soon!!!  :D

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Re: Which flavor of wood for pulled pork
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 08:24:58 PM »
Thank you for the Welcome,

      I like hickory myself, but I am from the east coast. Alot of mesqutie fans come from texas.

Offline West Coast Kansan

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Re: Which flavor of wood for pulled pork
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 09:37:57 PM »
Pork, Current preference is maple.

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Re: Which flavor of wood for pulled pork
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2008, 02:31:19 AM »
My favorite is pecan, maple or hickory in that order.


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Re: Which flavor of wood for pulled pork
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2008, 03:45:32 AM »
Thank you for the Welcome,

      I like hickory myself, but I am from the east coast. Alot of mesqutie fans come from texas.

Mesuite is a fine wood.......for furniture  ;) ;D

I like Maple and Hickory myself.  Never tried mesquite on pork but that would be because I've never had any mesquite. 

When WTS chimes in, you can be sure he'll vote for mesquite.  But, he's the king of mesquite in these parts and I'm sure he'll do his best to pull you in to his evil lair  ;D

Actually, why not try them all?  Makes for a long weekend and a LOT of pulled pork, but then, you'll really know which one works best for you.  That's the beauty of smoking meats.  Wood is a lot like clothes.  What works for some may not work for others.  For instance, WTS will tell you thongs are the way to go, but I just can't bring myself to wearing one ;D

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Re: Which flavor of wood for pulled pork
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2008, 04:05:52 AM »
For pulled pork, Hickory is King here. Now if we were talking Beef Brisket, I'm getting out the Mesquite.

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Re: Which flavor of wood for pulled pork
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2008, 06:13:20 AM »
Before I got my DBS I used an offset smoker for ribs.  I always liked using apple in it so I guess I'm kind of stuck on it when it comes to ribs.  For pulled pork I alternate hickory and apple.  You can't go wrong no matter what you use.

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Re: Which flavor of wood for pulled pork
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2008, 06:44:06 AM »
Hickory, hands down, no contest.

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Re: Which flavor of wood for pulled pork
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2008, 07:54:43 AM »
I am kinda partial to Cherry right now but hickory does a good job also

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Re: Which flavor of wood for pulled pork
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2008, 08:24:33 AM »
I got to think about this one for awhile!

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Re: Which flavor of wood for pulled pork
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2008, 09:21:23 AM »
For pulled pork, Hickory is King here. Now if we were talking Beef Brisket, I'm getting out the Mesquite.

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Re: Which flavor of wood for pulled pork
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2008, 10:38:25 AM »
For pork, I've become partial to apple.  For beef,  ummmm....it's the "M" word.
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Re: Which flavor of wood for pulled pork
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2008, 10:52:25 AM »
After some serious thought I came to the conclusion that mesquite would be the proper wood for pulled pork!   ;D

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Re: Which flavor of wood for pulled pork
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2008, 01:09:32 PM »
Apple, Maple, Pecan, Mesquite, Oak, Hickory in that order for me on pulled pork.

For beef I like Mesquite, Pecan, Oak, Hickory.
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