What is the best wood for smoking ribs?

Posted at 3:11 pm on 12/22/2019 by Ken Theobald
‚ÄčIt all depends on whether or not you want to be a traditionalist or an outlier.  A traditionalist would choose hickory, pecan, or mesquite.  An outlier would demand beechnut.  Beechnut is the most dense and therefore has the more intense nut smoke of any of the nut woods.

However, having said that, all hickory is not the same as is not all cherry is the same, etc.  It seems to be common knowledge that wood from the colder climates have more density than those grown in year-round warm weather.

A quick study of wood moisture contents and weight https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/weigt-wood-d_821.html
shows that northern woods have a higher density (4%-28%) than their southern counterparts.

The bottom line to all of this is simple:  The greater the density of wood, the more smoke, and the more smoke the more flavor!  All of the wood from Flame Grilling Products is native to Maine or New England. 

Flame Grilling Products is a three generation family business operating out of their expanded family farmstead in Brooks, Maine.

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