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Old 10-02-2022, 03:19 PM   #1
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Question Best Wood for Smoked Sausage

I'm planning on cold smoking some pork sausage. What would you guys like best? I know I still have to wait until it cools down but figure it doesn't hurt to know ahead of time.
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Old 10-02-2022, 03:28 PM   #2
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Pecan has always worked well for me. Good flavor and never had a complaint about it being “overpowered”.
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Old 10-02-2022, 03:45 PM   #3
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Rotten oak
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Old 10-02-2022, 03:47 PM   #4
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Live oak bark
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Old 10-02-2022, 03:53 PM   #5
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Rotten oak and dried cow patties is what we always used when I was a kid
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Old 10-02-2022, 03:59 PM   #6
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Yup live oak bark.
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Old 10-02-2022, 06:34 PM   #7
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I like pecan. I cold smoke a lot. I like to add a little mesquite every now and then


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Old 10-02-2022, 08:32 PM   #8
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We’ve always used live oak, I know a lot of people that use pecan, not sure about the cow pattie thing.
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Old 10-02-2022, 09:44 PM   #9
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Cow patties make lots of smoke and very little heat. Just dried grass anyways.
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Old 10-03-2022, 06:31 AM   #10
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Cow patties make lots of smoke and very little heat. Just dried grass anyways.

Yeah, but it tastes like ****. . JK

Oak bark and pecan it was I prefer. I will soak a few pieces of pecan for a couple days in water also. It helps keep a slow smoke and prevents it from burning too fast or hot. I just add them after I have coals.
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Old 10-03-2022, 06:42 AM   #11
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Pecan is hard to beat.
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Old 10-03-2022, 10:53 AM   #12
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Thanks, guys. I'll probably use a smoke tube once the temps drop. Been making some wild hog green Chile/cheese brats.
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Old 10-03-2022, 11:05 AM   #13
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We use live oak bark. Build a fire outside your smoker / smokehouse. Add a shovel full or two of hot coals to your fire box, then put oak bark on top to smolder. If it's burning too hot dip the bark in water first.
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Old 10-03-2022, 11:13 AM   #14
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We use post oak or pecan. I can’t tell the difference.


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Old 10-03-2022, 11:19 AM   #15
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It's personal taste not best.
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Old 10-03-2022, 12:12 PM   #16
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I use a mix of pecan and oak w/a slice of mesquite mixed in lightly. Don't trust what I say, family and friends prefer this without me telling them how it was prepared.
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Old 10-03-2022, 12:22 PM   #17
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Pecan is what we use but we have a lot of it up this way ….
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Old 10-03-2022, 12:24 PM   #18
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It's personal taste not best.

100% this… and what you have access to.
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Old 10-03-2022, 12:30 PM   #19
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We build a bed of coals with oak and use pecan the rest of the way.
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Old 10-03-2022, 01:27 PM   #20
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When grandpa owned the processing plant, they hung 100’s of links, soaked oak on coals for smoke and a fan to move air evenly
Pecan or fruit wood work for different flavor profile
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