Barbecue. Precisely.

Wood Selection

Common Woods and Characteristics Relevant to Barbecue

  • bbq_wood2 Heat Content – measures the embodied energy.  Higher is better.
  • Sparks Produced – self-explanatory.  “Few” indicates low pitch content.
  • Heavy Smoke – measures the thickness of smoke upon heating.  “No” is best.
  • Coaling Quality – measures propensity to form durable coals.  We want “Excellent.”
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