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experiment with different woods

Any wood that bears a fruit or a nut is good to cook with. Pecan wood, mesquite wood, and hickory are top favorites.

Apple wood has a mild, sweet, fruity flavor. Use this wood for smoking poultry, beef, pork (especially ham), game birds, lamb, and some seafood. Because of it’s light character, it will take more time to get the flavor you want.

Cherry wood has a sweet, mild, fruity flavor that is a good match for all meats. And it’s one of the most popular woods for smoking. It makes great smoke rings and can be used in combination with other woods to produce more complex flavors.

Hickory smoking wood creates a sweet, yet strong flavor much like bacon. The smoke can be pungent, but it adds a nice, strong flavor to just about all cuts of meat. However, it’s especially popular with pork and ribs.

Mesquite wood has a strong and earthy flavor that is ideal for most red and dark meats. Mesquite burns hot and fast and easily complements the flavor of many meats.

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