Pecan Blend 60% Red Oak-40% Pecan
This is a strong, real wood pecan flavor
Pecan: It is a lot like Hickory but produces a milder flavor and you don’t have to be too worried about over smoking you food. Pecan is actually a member of the Hickory family and goes well with most meats and cheese. Pecan is probably the most all around best wood for smoking BBQ.
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.