How many of you use post oak?

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How many of you use post oak?

Postby Motoclay » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:13 pm

Hey guys,
I’m using an offsetstick burnet. I’ve been messing with it a lot. Trying to get fire control down, flavors right..etc.
I’ve about decided that I just don’t like
Post oak. The smoke is super strong, every cook. I burn a good clean fire, wrap most meats after 2-3 hours and I just don’t like my product. So, what I’m asking is...what wood is best overall. I live in a rural area. I don’t really have access to fruit woods. I bought a cord of post oak thinking that it was THE wood. I could probably find Pecan easy enough, any suggestions....TIA
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Re: How many of you use post oak?

Postby bsooner75 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:23 pm

I used to use post oak. Had no issues with the flavor. The last year or so I’ve switched back over to hickory. Not sure why, just seem to like the taste it’s providing currently.

Buy some small qty’s and do a few test cooks till you find one you like.


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Re: How many of you use post oak?

Postby Rambo » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:09 pm

Being in your area you should be able to score some Pecan
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Re: How many of you use post oak?

Postby PinoyPitmaster » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:31 pm

I like hickory for pork. Pimento or oak for chicken. Hickory or pecan for brisket. I’m sure you will find varied answers here.

I dont like post oak either. I tried others like apple and cherry didn’t add to my flavor profile that i like. However have a friend that uses post oak and i liked his brisket but he used different spices then i did.

Just gotta find your flavor. Practice is key til you get what you like.


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Re: How many of you use post oak?

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:15 am

My oldest Son uses nothing but Post Oak and his Briskets are to die for :chef:
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Re: How many of you use post oak?

Postby Redbeardbbq » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:45 am

I use a mixture of post and red oak for all my smoking.


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Re: How many of you use post oak?

Postby Hoop » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:12 am

Mostly Post Oak here as well, but sometimes use Pecan, I have been pleased with the flavor profile on both of them. I have a fairly new stick burner and am still experimenting as well though, I plan to pickup some Hickory on my next wood run to play with

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Re: How many of you use post oak?

Postby Mule rider » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:20 pm

Here in California we don't have post oak so what we use is Alder or Madrone or Tan Oak. I used to use Alder but switched to Madrone which I like better.
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Re: How many of you use post oak?

Postby TX1911 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:11 pm

Post oak here. Sometimes fruit woods for pork, but that's about it for variation.
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Re: How many of you use post oak?

Postby limey » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:47 pm

Mixture of pecan and hickory, not a big fan of post oak.
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Re: How many of you use post oak?

Postby Motoclay » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:33 pm

Well, I’m definitely gonna try Pecan....hope that is what I’m looking for....
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Re: How many of you use post oak?

Postby Rambo » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:20 pm

Motoclay wrote:Well, I’m definitely gonna try Pecan....hope that is what I’m looking for....

In Marble Falls I would think you have Post Oak, Pecan, and Mesquite available. I spent 20 + years hunting in the hill country and I love Mesquite to a point. I love it on steak and burger but on brisket just a little and switch off, too strong. You might try initial smoke Mesquite 1 hour and then Pecan. One thing I do on my wood, and I mainly use Hickory, is I use my Machete to take off the bark; it’s not wood
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Re: How many of you use post oak?

Postby bigdaddydanbbq » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:49 pm

I will use post oak in combination with red oak or hickory. :tup:
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