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DTHEASH1 Aug 17, 2007 12:06 PM

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.

  1. ScubaSteve Aug 22, 2007 05:30 AM

    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.

    load up!

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      I QUE Aug 21, 2007 01:06 PM

      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.

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        9lives Aug 17, 2007 02:25 PM

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

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        1. re: 9lives
          baconodka Aug 20, 2007 10:54 AM

          lowes has also got them.

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          billyboy14 Aug 17, 2007 02:09 PM

          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. litchick Aug 17, 2007 01:31 PM

            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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              BarmyFotheringayPhipps Aug 17, 2007 01:36 PM

              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.

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              chuck s Aug 17, 2007 01:25 PM

              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
                Luther Aug 18, 2007 01:40 PM

                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. hiddenboston Aug 17, 2007 12:20 PM

                BBQ Barn in Arlington should have them...


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                  BarmyFotheringayPhipps Aug 17, 2007 01:27 PM


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