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blazintowers

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Just wanted to know where a good place is to buy the wood chips for smoking meats. Thanks for any info!
 



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Our Albertsons stores in San Bernardino and Victorville have then. Hickory, Mesquite, Apple. Hope that helps.
 

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I use the apple wood from my flowering crabapple tree (trimmed branches). If you have a local orchard, you can get it cheap. Otherwise, just about any place that sells grills/smokers has chips for sale.

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Walmart, where America shops. They stock mesquite and hickory chunks in the garden section. I use mesquite for red meat (including ducks) and hickory for fish and fowl with light colored meat. I soak the chunks in a bucket of water for 30 minutes, drain and use.

Chips seem to burn up too fast, even when wet. Chunks last much longer.
 

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Believe it or not, Big 5 Sporting Goods often has some wood chips in their camping section.
 

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as noted above. Big 5 is where I usually go
 

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Hickory sawdust is in my experience the best way to go for all but fish.

I order 40# bags thru a butcher supplier. Not at home now so do not have website.

I know thesausagemaker carries in bulk but price is a little higher.
 

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thanks for all the replys! I should have no problem finding some chips now!!!
 

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BBQ's Galore for wood, and Smart & Final for lump coal.
 

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BBQ galore is da place; Apple, cherry, mesquite, hickory, oak, Alder, they've got it all.

Alder is great for grilled salmon, Hickory for chicken or Ribs. Oak is great for cooking Tri-tip or Quail Santa Maria BBQ style. Apple for ducks and geese (some folks use apple for fish, but I haven't tried that yet) and Mesquite puts a great taste into hamburgers and steaks.

You CAN overpower food with the wrong hardwood, so use the above thoughts and adjust to your own taste......
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Freedivr2 @ Aug 9 2006, 12:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
You CAN overpower food with the wrong hardwood, so use the above thoughts and adjust to your own taste......[/b]


I try to stay away from mesquite, It can be a"overpowering" for the low and slow!!!!!!!!!!!
 


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