Getting hold of wood chunks in the UK

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Getting hold of wood chunks in the UK

Post  steveheyes on Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:43 pm

I was wondering where you chaps source your smoking wood from in the UK and whether you buy chips, pellets or larger chunks.

I've seen comments on here from our friends across the pond about larger chunks being better, does anyone have an opinion on this?

There's a wide variety of wood chips available from plenty of barbecue shops but in terms of larger chunks I've only found whiskey and wine barrell chunks. I can occaisionally get hold of untreated seasoned logs from a mate of mine who has a wood burning stove in his house and tends to go around collecting freshly fallen trees during Winter and putting them in his log store, but I wouldn't necessarily get any kind of choice in what kind of wood I get it would just be what he had spare at the time.

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Steve
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Re: Getting hold of wood chunks in the UK

Post  Novice on Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:09 pm

I use a variety of wood chips (soaked in water) supplied from ProQ. If you go to the links section there are a few sites where they supply them from, (essentialbbq.co.uk , thebbq.co.uk etc).

It is worth having a variety, different woods vary in taste & strength (I made chicken taste like smoked fish by using to much hickory once, it's fine on pork, but fruit woods seem a lot more subtle & I find them better with lighter meats).

I've also found a place selling old oak whisky & Brandy barrels, so I might get one of those & chop it up for larger chunks for longer cooks!

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