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Wood Chunks - Purchase from where?

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    Wood Chunks - Purchase from where?

    Good evening,

    Pardon if this is an over posted subject. I’m practicing smoking on my Weber kettle, I’m out of hickory chunks, and I need more wood for different types of protein.

    Would y’all recommend wood chunks from a big box store? Online? Or what?

    Thanks and be safe.

    I get mine from the Ace Hardware just down the road from me. 1.8 miles away. So I guess I am no help. 🤷‍♂️


    • Dewesq55
      Dewesq55 commented
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      Plus 1 for Ace Hardware. They tend to have a decent variety. By me they are the only place I can ever buy oak. For apple, hickory or mesquite, Home Depot by me has very large bags for a decent price.

    Naw, you helped, I should visit Ace more.


      I get mine from the grocery store, right next to the charcoal.


        Anywhere. Outdoor store, home improvement store, hardware store, grocery store. Likely not the liquor store, but you never know.


        • marshall
          marshall commented
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          I once found 3 bags of cherry wood chunks at our local clothing department store when they had there store closing.....never had any sort of grilling stuff there before, bought all 3 for like 5$

        After rereading my post, and responses, I realize it sounded off. I really meant to ask if wood purchased from big box stores is better than wood purchased from other sources. Sorry, for the muddled mess!


        • Steve R.
          Steve R. commented
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          I wouldn't say the big box store wood is the best, but I have had pretty good luck with B&B chunks. The pecan has become my default wood for smoking in a Weber kettle.
          Last edited by Steve R.; July 14, 2020, 08:04 PM.

        The best I've found around here is from Publix Supermarket. The brand is Fire and Flavor. The box stores offerings tend to be oddly shaped and the bag contains a lot of chips and bark. The Fire and Flavor lump charcoal is also quite good (at least compared to Cowboy and/or Royal Oak which seem the most common around here).


          I usually buy online from fruita wood. Their chunks are great!


            Find a local wood source and cut chunks the size you need. Just be warned: those chunks will keep getting bigger until you’re running a stickburner! 🔥😎🔥


              Talking to and cooking for neighbors and friends about BBQ excessively has gotten me some wood, cherry and apple from neighbors who were cutting down a tree and oak from a friend. I've bought from HD and found it satisfactory. Best score was some hickory and cherry from Mudkat at our last Va meatup.


              • HawkerXP
                HawkerXP commented
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                A little goes a long way unless you have a stick burner.

              • Mudkat
                Mudkat commented
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                Ah, Meatups.... remember when...

                Glad you’re enjoying them HawkerXP!

              Amazon carries a decent selection from Western Barbecue Products.



                I used to buy bags of chunks from Home Depot or Lowes. A lot of variation in size in those. Last time I stocked up on wood chunks, it was at Academy, as they sell B&B charcoal and wood chunks. Been very happy with the B&B charcoal and chunks - I keep a selection of hickory, post oak, cherry and apple.


                  I go to a local landscape supply store that stocks firewood of multispeices (oak, hickory, etc) and buy a bundle there. take it home, make mini splits and then chop 'em into chunks. $15 bundle lasts me a couple years.




                      You can order wood chunks online from The Woodshed in OC here:

                      Great selection and quality.


                      • TripleB
                        TripleB commented
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                        If you've ever been to a BBQ competition down in So. Cal, look for the woodshed tent. Their either competing and/or selling, but the young ladies they have in their booths are pretty special.


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