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Unread 02-05-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default Favorite wood for Brisket??

I'm trying to get to the point that I feel ok about trying Brisket in a competition and I was wondering what wood you guys preferred using for it? I understand that beef can take a heavier amount of smoke and all I've been using is apple for my stuff which has proved to be pretty mild. What woods should I look at trying? which woods should I stay away from?
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I use hickory and cherry.
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Brisket soaks up smoke like a sponge go easy on the wood. I use oak and very little of it.
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I use Orange wood for mine, nice light smoke. Even though Mesquite is popular for brisket in Texas, I would stay away from it. You can ruin a good piece of meat if you don't know how to cook with it.
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I use pecan and oak.
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A few chunks of oak and a chunk of hickory.
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I like pecan or hickory, though I've been known to throw in a little maple or apple along with it.
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I use Cherry and Hickory.
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Thanks guys. sounds like something along with Hickory mixed with my apple would work.
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mesquite and oak or pecan
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Post oak if you can get it, white oak if not.
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mesquite and oak or pecan
Another vote for mesquite and oak. Love that combination on brisket and chuck. I've never had any pecan though.
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pecan, with a little cherry for color.
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