Prices for smoking hardwoods will vary with your location. Prices include delivery and splitting. Where there is lots of hardwood, like in parts of the south, hickory can cost [...]
People report lump charcoal prices in bags of 20 pounds to be between $6 and $20 per bag (2019). In 40 pound bags it can be a little cheaper [...]
They smoke some, but not much odor. I usually leave the firebox door open when I’m using one of these paraffin starters because of the smoke and then close [...]
What’s the best way to start the fire in my wood-burning smoker? Use the old tee-pee method with kindling. Put two balled-up sheets of newspaper in the firebox and [...]
Don’t use any wood from conifers (PINE, FIR, SPRUCE, REDWOOD, CEDAR, CYPRESS, etc.). I saw a man cook with the heart of pine one time that promoted some of [...]
People learn the hard way–ruining some good meat in their smoker by leaving on the bark. They save the pieces with the bark on and use for grilled meat. [...]
The guy who sold me some pecan wood for barbecuing, said not to use it for the entire smoking time as my barbecue would taste like pecans. Any truth to this?
Some people only cook with pecan wood and their barbecue certainly does not taste like pecans. You’re being fed some hogwash. Pecan is very similar to hickory but a [...]
I was cutting up some smoking wood with my chainsaw and I had this big pile of cutting chips/sawdust on the ground. Is this stuff good for making smoke for smoking or grilling?
While I was doing all this cutting, I figured what the heck, I put down a tarp where I was cutting and saved all the saw dust/chips also! I [...]
Buying hardwood is a lot like buying a used car. Except a used car is easier and the dealer more honest. Some states regulate how wood is sold–it can [...]
Wood Storage: Once the wood has been split, it must be stacked to dry or season. Drying occurs more rapidly along the grain. Therefore don’t stack the wood for [...]