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  • the best wood BTU's and Flavor

    What do you think and please rank the order in which you would use first set or rankings for flavor second set for best at giving off high heat BTU's

    Apple
    Hickory
    Red Oak
    White Oak
    Walnut
    Pecan
    Ash
    Pine
    Mesquite
    Birch
    MAple
    Cedar
    Cypress
    Other (Name)

  • #2
    Ranking Woods

    Steve,

    Here's my read on the woods you mention:

    Flavour

    Apple
    Pecan
    Mesquite
    Walnut
    Any fruit wood

    BTUs

    White Oak
    Maple
    Red Oak
    Hickory
    Ash
    Walnut
    Birch

    Kindling

    Pine
    Cedar
    Cypress
    Fir
    2x4s
    Any soft wood

    Jim
    "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827

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    • #3
      Ash

      Ashwood wet and ashwood dry,
      A king can warm his slippers by.

      Here we have mango and some other fruit woods.
      We also have coconut. We use the shells of the coconut
      as well as the husk.
      But I did not see mango or coconut on your list....
      JJ
      Philippines

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