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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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            1. There are a bunch of places to buy locally as mentioned in this thread. Home Depot and Lowes also have wood chunks. A great mailorder option is this http://www.hawaiiguava.com/

              12lbs, $22 delivered to your door in 3 days. Wonderful smoke wood, similar to apple.

              1. Brookline Ice and Coal has what you are looking for. they typically have at least 2-3 different types of wood and are in the proper 'Chunk' size that you would want for smoking. i think they come in 50pound bags, and i used to get four bags (of two different woods) that would last me the whole season.
                also, their lump charcoal is about a buck cheaper than anywhere else.

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