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Tampa Area Smoking Wood

KC_Mike Mar 27, 2008 10:12 AM

I am trying to find somewhere in the Tampa area that sells regular logs for smokers. All I can find is wood chips and pellets. Just looking for the basics (Hickory, Mesquite, Apple). Does anyone know of a place?

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    TampaPete RE: KC_Mike Mar 27, 2008 10:20 AM

    Hickory & Mesquite
    Wal-Mart, in the summer. Don't know if they have it yet

    Apple, good luck

    Try the Kitchen Store on Kennedy Blvd, they have lots of chips, maybe they can get apple chunks

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      JDeSimone RE: TampaPete Mar 27, 2008 07:51 PM

      All About Grills has wood chunks. I know there is one in Largo but think there is one in Tampa also. Be warned they are not cheap. Like 3.50 or more per pound of wood chunks. And yea they usually has apple.

      Lowes and Home Depot usually have hickory and mesquite.
      Joe D.

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      johnhicks RE: KC_Mike Mar 27, 2008 09:11 PM

      Lots of chunks, no logs. Watch for someone cutting down an orange tree.

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        RibDog RE: KC_Mike Mar 28, 2008 06:57 AM

        I would suggest you talk to one of the BBQ places in Tampa and see who they are getting their wood from. Like maybe Jimbo's on Kennedy because I know they use logs.

        Now if you use chunks, I get mine from http://www.hawgeyesbbq.com/ as they always have a large supply and many different types of wood. Yes, you do have to pay for shipping but I think it would still be less than at All About Grills.


        1. freakerdude RE: KC_Mike Mar 29, 2008 04:27 PM

          As some have said, most Home Depot's and Lowe's carry mesquite and hickory "chunks". If I were you, I'd search the internet and buy apple and peach. Both of these are superb for smoking meats. I haven't tried apricot, cherry, or pecan.

          All kinds and sizes (chunks and logs) available in 2 to 50lb. bags. Search for logs from their website.


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