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Aug 17, 2007 12:06 PM

Wood Chunks

Does anyone know of a place that has a good selection of wood chunks to use for smoking. I'm willing to drive, but north of Boston would be best. Thanks.

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    1. Brookline Coal and Ice has chips. Not sure about chuncks but it would be worth checking out.

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      1. re: chuck s

        I bought a gigantic nylon sack of 4" hickory chunks from them a couple years ago. It was probably like 30 pounds. They didn't have anything smaller at the time.

      2. For those who are interested and aren't able to travel as far, Whole Foods also regularly has wood chips throughout the summer.

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        1. re: litchick

          But I think the OP is asking about wood chunks, not chips. Chunks are about the size of your fist and used in low-and-slow applications. Chips are much smaller and used for quick grilling. I've never seen chunks in a Whole Foods, although I've bought chips there.

        2. When I lived in RI, I used to get chunks at Peoples Hardwood inCumberland. I know it's not north of Boston, but they had a pretty good selection from Hickory to Grapevine.

          1. I've bought hickory chunks and mesquite chunks and chips at Home Depot..nothing exotic but maybe convenient.

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