australian pine and oak for reverse smoker?

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australian pine and oak for reverse smoker?

Post by smokinwelder » June 6th, 2013, 6:00 pm

well i had to go on craigslist for seasoned wood. I live in south fl. I found a guy who has australian pine and oak thats seasoned and split. Hes selling 25 16" splits for $20, or 100 for $70. I read that australian pine is not a pine at all, but dont see too much where people use them for cooking. I have a cook on fathers day, and will be buying probably 25 splits, but im not sure if i should get australian pine, or stick woth the oak? Thanks.



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Re: australian pine and oak for reverse smoker?

Post by SoloQue » June 6th, 2013, 6:46 pm

Never heard of australian pine but this is what I googled "Seasoned outdoor cooks in Florida say it is one of the best woods for barbecuing adding a nice flavor to meats". Good luck with your cook.


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Re: australian pine and oak for reverse smoker?

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » June 6th, 2013, 7:11 pm

WOW that is a crazy price for wood. If I could sell wood for that amount I could retire!! I guess it's a supply and demand thing.


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Re: australian pine and oak for reverse smoker?

Post by El Gato » June 6th, 2013, 9:17 pm

with the word pine!
i would not buy it.



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Post by Frank_Cox » June 9th, 2013, 10:13 am

I say use some on a small cook and try it lol... at least tell us what you think??

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Re: australian pine and oak for reverse smoker?

Post by Mo Smoke » August 17th, 2014, 8:47 am

Smokinwelder I just ran across your post from a couple of months back. How did that i cook go with the Australian Pine?
I'm down here in South Florida too on the hunt for some wood. Hoping to fire up my new smoker soon. I saw the same ad for wood on CL. My plan is to go with Oak but I want to know more about the Australian Pine. First I gotta know its safe to cook with. So far it seems to be. I read it burns as hot or hotter than oak, burns clean too and has a mild smoke flavor.I saw a post somewhere that said to find out the flavor of wood you can smoke a thin slice of turkey or chicken for 30 mins, then taste it along side another slice of the same meat unsmoked. Going try that with a few woods if I can get em.


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Re: australian pine and oak for reverse smoker?

Post by THEFERMANATOR » June 7th, 2015, 3:39 pm

Not sure exactly where at in south Florida you are, but I'm in central Florida around Tampa. I know up this way you can get a full cord of seasoned live oak for about $100 delivered last I checked. Also keep in mind we have MANY kinds of oak in Florida. Laurel is my favorite, but I have found it doesn't store well. Live oak is the most popular as it is everywhere, but blackjack seems to be the prefferred for cooking on. I have a good sized pile of live oak currently drying that I split earlier this spring.



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