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Mesquite Blend  60% Red Oak-40% Mesquite 40 lb bags

Strong Spicy, Southwest cooking favorite.

Mesquite burns very hot and provides a strong flavor to foods.  It is the most popular in Texas and the southwest U.S where it is most often used for grilling or smoking cuts of beef.  Be very careful with mesquite as it is strong and can overpower your meat very quickly.  If smoking a brisket with mesquite we recommend wrapping the meat in foil after a certain period so it doesn’t get too much mesquite smoke.

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 smoky flavor.  It is used for all types of meat, poultry and fish.  Red Oak will have a small core of burgundy colored wood, it puts out a lot of heat.

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.

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