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Woods i use for smoking meat

Here's the list of what woods i use; Hickory-
The last hickory I used for smoking is from a tree I cut down that was growing in the woods on the family farm. The trunk was about 8 inches in diameter, so I ended up with a lot of wood to use, and a lot to share.
I've used quite a bit of mulberry wood. It's common here in Southcentral Kansas. I've even have a couple mulberry trees in my yard. Birds spread mulberry trees by eating the berries, then transporting the seeds internally (in their droppings)
Red Oak-
I've used this wood quite a bit, usually when smoking beef briskets and pork ribs. The flavor is not as rich as that of hickory.
White Oak-Another native tree on the farm, these are much smaller than the red oaks. The flavor is similar, but can be a bit harsher than their red cousins. Squirrels and whitetails love the acorns from white oaks.

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