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  • Matt1226
    Club Member
    • Oct 2019
    • 3

    Smoking wood for steaks

    Hello everyone, new to the forum.

    i generally don’t add wood chunks for my steak, but wanted to try. Problem is, right now I only have cherry. Will that go well with a steak? If not, what types do y’all usually use? Thanks!
  • Red Man
    Club Member
    • May 2018
    • 1025
    • Western Washington

    #2
    I’ve found wood can easily overpower steaks. I think a mild wood like cherry is good.

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    • Huskee
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      • May 2014
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      #3
      sure will, go lightly!

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      • KarchyBBQ
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        • Nov 2017
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        #4
        I find a very little bit of white or post oak works well. I also pecan.

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        • Matt1226
          Matt1226 commented
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          I want to try oak next. One of my favorite steakhouses uses oak, and I think the flavor from it is very good.
      • RonB
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        • Apr 2016
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        #5
        As mentioned above, start with just a small amount - may 2 oz. (Others may have different suggestions.). If you can't taste it, go to 4 oz the next time...

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        • Dewesq55
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          #6
          Mesquite!

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          • Matt1226
            Club Member
            • Oct 2019
            • 3

            #7
            Originally posted by Huskee View Post
            sure will, go lightly!
            I found the smallest piece in the bag and that was all I went with this cook. I think it was a good amount. Just enough to let you know it was there and not overpower the steak.

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            • Troutman
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              • Aug 2017
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              #8
              Hell yes mesquite, oak and pecan. You people gotta start manning up.

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