Blend OHC 1/3rd Oak-1/3rd Hickory-1/3rd Cherry
Fine blend of heavy oak smoke flavor with a tinge of fruity Flavor and touched off with a hint of
Red Oak – Oak is one of the most common woods used in smoking, probably because it is available just about everywhere and because it imparts a very subtle smokey flavor. It is used for all types of meat, poultry and fish. Red Oak will have a small core of burgundy colored wood and it puts out a lot of heat.
Hickory – Hickory is probably the most common type of wood used for smoking (along with Oak). Hickory provides a strong pungent smoky bacon flavor and can be used for all types of meat, but is especially good for cuts of pork, beef, and ribs. There are many type of Hickory but the most common around the Midwest is the Shagbark and the Pignut. Both are similar in flavoring but the shagbark is a little stronger. A little hickory goes a long way in smoking so don’t over use it.
Cherry – Along with Apple this is one of the most popular fruit woods used for smoking. Also like Apple it will provide most meats with a subtle sweet flavor. Meats cooked with Cherry will get a very nice reddish color to them and the smoke ring will be very dark and pronounced. Most of the cherry wood you find will be from a wild black cherry tree but if you find a fruit cherry tree that needs trimming or be removed, you’ve hit the jackpot. This is one of our
favorite smoking woods.
OUR BASE WOOD FOR ALL FLAVORS IS WISCONSIN RED OAK
8-Rings per inch ( Very Dense)” A very special wood”
WHY DO WE USE WI RED OAK FOR OUR BASE?
Red oak from WI is one of the best hardwoods in the country, it is 8 rings per inch (Takes 8 years to grow one inch) and has a heavy mellow smoke flavor. Most woods such as Hickory, Mesquite, Cherry are to strong by themselves so consumers want a product that is not over whelming and enhances the intended flavor pellet such as Hickory. Red oak from WI is a heavy mellow smoke that enables the other flavor woods to come through with a distinct flavor. The red oak is not a filler as the cost for oak is more costly in some cases then the cost of the flavor woods Maple, Hickory, Cherry, Mesquite etc. Calling oak a filler is not correct as we save nothing by using the oak, it actually costs us a little more. For those that do want the strong flavor of the species we do manufacture 100% Hickory, Maple, Cherry, Mesquite, Apple and Oak. Some people prefer this so they can mix their own custom blends.