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Applewood chips

rufustfi Nov 30, 2006 06:50 PM

Can anybody suggest a place where I might be able to buy applewood chips for smoking this time of year? Preferably in the Cambridge/Somerville area?

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    paulgardner Nov 30, 2006 07:18 PM

    Call the Brookline Ice Company (617-232-0941) on Brookline Ave in Brookline; I used to buy hickory and mesquite there.

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      Dax Nov 30, 2006 09:17 PM

      Brookline Ice and Coal is easily the best source for packaged chips in the Boston area. However, I think the BBQ Barn in Arlington used to have bags of different flavored chips. Maybe call them if they're close to you.


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      I QUE Nov 30, 2006 07:48 PM

      Whole Foods carries wood chips, although its possible they are not in stock at this time of the year.

      You may be better off mail-ordering some:


      If you order wood from this place be sure to get some of the best BBQ sauce on the planet: Blues Hog.

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        rufustfi Nov 30, 2006 10:32 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions!

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          rufustfi Nov 30, 2006 11:08 PM

          Just for future reference: Someone also suggested the Bar-B-Que Barn in Arlington (not sure about the spelling). Supposed to have lots of essentials.

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