texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Chris S, redcabinsteve, Haydenw3, jakev383, HuntAdx37
68809 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 108,609
stxranchman 58,279
SnakeWrangler 57,673
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Gravytrain 43,739
BMD 41,222
Big Orn 37,484
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics610,019
Posts11,415,751
Members83,809
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Best wood for smoking beef #8277663 05/26/21 10:15 PM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,565
CharlieCTx Online Content OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,565
I have a Recteq pellet grill, which is wonderful, only downside is there is not an easy way to change pellets from say Apple to Hickory.

So what I have started doing is to use one of the generic mixes for the hopper, then use a smoke tube for Apple for the first few hours of my cook if I'm doing Pork.

What's a recommendation for a hard wood pellet for Beef?

Thanks
Charlie


Kel-Tec RFB + Griffin Sportsman Ultra Light 300 + Pulsar Apex XQ-50
M&P-10 + AAC Cyclone
Remy 700 + Leupold VX3 3.5x10x50 CDS
Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8277787 05/27/21 12:31 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 884
S
stillhntr Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
S
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 884
Mesquite or Oak


Hunt Outside Of The Box


Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8277798 05/27/21 12:54 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 10,718
6
68rustbucket Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
6
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 10,718
Pellets? I prefer live oak.

Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8277925 05/27/21 02:48 AM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 11,825
B
Biscuit Online Shocked
THF Celebrity
Online Shocked
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 11,825
I really like mesquite

Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: stillhntr] #8278090 05/27/21 12:27 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 36,766
R
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 36,766
Originally Posted by stillhntr
Mesquite or Oak

Yup, being that I live in south texas and mesquites seem to fall over with every gust... its what i use most, it also splits 100 times easier than oak.


It's hell eatin em live
Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8278098 05/27/21 12:34 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 29,230
kmon1 Online Shocked
junior
Online Shocked
junior
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 29,230
pecan


lf the saying "Liar, Liar your pants on fire" were true
Mainstream news might be fun to watch
Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8278104 05/27/21 12:43 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,977
Gumbeaux Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,977
Oak, mesquite, and don't sleep on hickory.


[Linked Image]
Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8278113 05/27/21 12:49 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 315
W
Wool E. Booger Online Content
Bird Dog
Online Content
Bird Dog
W
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 315
Oak, hickory and mesquite is best for pork in my opinion.


Arguing with an idiot is like teaching a pig to sing......it annoys the pig and will waste your time.
Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8278130 05/27/21 01:14 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 6,180
U
unclebubba Online Sleepy
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Sleepy
THF Trophy Hunter
U
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 6,180
On this subject, if you ask 100 different people, you will get 100 different answers. I don't do pellets, but when I smoke brisket, I prefer mesquite. Post oak would be 2nd choice.


Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted by TurkeyHunter
And make Kamila president

She’d just end up blowing it......
Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8278143 05/27/21 01:24 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 22,457
skinnerback Online Content
THF Celebrity Chef
Online Content
THF Celebrity Chef
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 22,457
Puro pinche mesquite with beef here.

Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8278161 05/27/21 01:46 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 3,452
B
Blank Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
B
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 3,452
Gonna vote pecan here. When we lived down there, we all got to where we couldn't eat the brisket that was smoked so heavy with mesquite. Got terrible indigestion, and even the kids complained.

Tried various recipes, places with hickory, oak, and pecan, and found a new love for sweet mild pecan-smoked meats of all types.

Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: Blank] #8278166 05/27/21 01:57 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 22,457
skinnerback Online Content
THF Celebrity Chef
Online Content
THF Celebrity Chef
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 22,457
Originally Posted by Blank
Gonna vote pecan here. When we lived down there, we all got to where we couldn't eat the brisket that was smoked so heavy with mesquite. Got terrible indigestion, and even the kids complained.

Tried various recipes, places with hickory, oak, and pecan, and found a new love for sweet mild pecan-smoked meats of all types.



Yessr, unfortunately lots of folks don't know how to cook with mesquite.

Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: skinnerback] #8278192 05/27/21 02:26 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 36,766
R
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 36,766
Originally Posted by skinnerback
Originally Posted by Blank
Gonna vote pecan here. When we lived down there, we all got to where we couldn't eat the brisket that was smoked so heavy with mesquite. Got terrible indigestion, and even the kids complained.

Tried various recipes, places with hickory, oak, and pecan, and found a new love for sweet mild pecan-smoked meats of all types.



Yessr, unfortunately lots of folks don't know how to cook with mesquite.

I love mesquite, but i use very seasoned wood and i burn it outside of the smoker to coals and then move the coals to the smoker with a shovel.

Its better for me double fold, doesn't over smoke stuff and is easier to maintain a constant temp.


It's hell eatin em live
Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: redchevy] #8278240 05/27/21 03:18 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 22,457
skinnerback Online Content
THF Celebrity Chef
Online Content
THF Celebrity Chef
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 22,457
Originally Posted by redchevy
Originally Posted by skinnerback
Originally Posted by Blank
Gonna vote pecan here. When we lived down there, we all got to where we couldn't eat the brisket that was smoked so heavy with mesquite. Got terrible indigestion, and even the kids complained.

Tried various recipes, places with hickory, oak, and pecan, and found a new love for sweet mild pecan-smoked meats of all types.



Yessr, unfortunately lots of folks don't know how to cook with mesquite.

I love mesquite, but i use very seasoned wood and i burn it outside of the smoker to coals and then move the coals to the smoker with a shovel.

Its better for me double fold, doesn't over smoke stuff and is easier to maintain a constant temp.



Roger that. Coals is where it's at.

Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8278252 05/27/21 03:36 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 1,888
1
1955 Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
1
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 1,888
There all good, however mesquite is my favorite! 👍

Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8278282 05/27/21 04:07 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,534
T
texfork Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
T
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,534
I have been really liking Lumber Jack Pecan .


Prayer is the "ultimate" wireless connection .
Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: skinnerback] #8278296 05/27/21 04:35 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 799
D
driedmeat Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
D
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 799
Originally Posted by skinnerback
Originally Posted by redchevy
Originally Posted by skinnerback
Originally Posted by Blank
Gonna vote pecan here. When we lived down there, we all got to where we couldn't eat the brisket that was smoked so heavy with mesquite. Got terrible indigestion, and even the kids complained.

Tried various recipes, places with hickory, oak, and pecan, and found a new love for sweet mild pecan-smoked meats of all types.



Yessr, unfortunately lots of folks don't know how to cook with mesquite.

I love mesquite, but i use very seasoned wood and i burn it outside of the smoker to coals and then move the coals to the smoker with a shovel.

Its better for me double fold, doesn't over smoke stuff and is easier to maintain a constant temp.



Roger that. Coals is where it's at.


Wow! I didn't realize there were any old school bbqrs left in the world beside me!

Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: driedmeat] #8278353 05/27/21 05:45 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,920
H
Huntmaster Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
H
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,920
Mesquite is the only way to go with that type of cooker.

Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8278477 05/27/21 08:26 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,160
S
sallysue Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
S
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,160
I have tried several types and pecan my favorite

Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8278497 05/27/21 08:54 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 108,609
dogcatcher Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 108,609
Pecan, mesquite and or oak.


Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
_____________"Illegitimus non carborundum est"_______________

[Linked Image]
Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8278532 05/27/21 09:30 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 838
D
Dave Scott Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
D
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 838
I thought Pecan was a member of the Hickory family and would taste about the same. Not true?

Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: Dave Scott] #8278643 05/27/21 11:50 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 22,457
skinnerback Online Content
THF Celebrity Chef
Online Content
THF Celebrity Chef
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 22,457
Originally Posted by Dave Scott
I thought Pecan was a member of the Hickory family and would taste about the same. Not true?



I think Hickory tastes better than Pecan. I primarily use Hickory in my smoke house for all of my ring sausage, summer sausage etc.

Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8278712 05/28/21 01:26 AM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 29,230
kmon1 Online Shocked
junior
Online Shocked
junior
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 29,230
I prefer Pecan for beef and hickory or a fruit wood (apple, peach) for chicken and pork

I have also been using black cherry for beef and it works great. Have a bunch of those so no problem getting it.


lf the saying "Liar, Liar your pants on fire" were true
Mainstream news might be fun to watch
Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8278728 05/28/21 01:50 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,094
L
LeonCarr Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
L
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,094
I really like the Traeger Signature Blend which is Cherry, Hickory, and Maple. I use it for everything.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr


"Whitetail Deer are extinct because of rifles with telescopes mounted on them." - My 11th Grade English Teacher
Re: Best wood for smoking beef [Re: CharlieCTx] #8278753 05/28/21 02:29 AM
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 138
R
RevolverFan Online Content
Woodsman
Online Content
Woodsman
R
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 138
My wife (a very picky eater) didn't like anything I grilled/smoked with hickory or mesquite only oak. I never tell her what i used either. Oak is always mildestate end result for us

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2021 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3