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Mesquite wood chips

lost squirrel Oct 23, 2008 01:25 AM

Does anyone have an idea for where to pick these up?

I'll try Tokyu Hands and if that doesn't work I guess National or Nissin. I'd like to cut down on the travel time so if anyone can point me in the right direction I'd be happy.


  1. steamer Oct 23, 2008 02:15 AM

    Not sure about mesquite but T-hands has Cherry wood chips which will add a nice smoky flavor.

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      Medallion Oct 23, 2008 05:07 AM

      Mesquite & Hickory chips are sold @ Home Depot

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      1. re: Medallion
        steamer Oct 23, 2008 06:21 AM

        Home Depot in Tokyo? Where?

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        tokyofoodcast Oct 23, 2008 04:20 PM

        Hi, I am not sure about mesquite either, but T-hans or Kaneasa in Kappabashi definitely have various wood chips and blocks for BBQ or smoke.
        In Kappabashi, you will find this big knife in front of the shop. In there or the same shop across the small street definitely have wood chips.
        Sign for Kaneasa Shoten in Kappabashi

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        1. re: tokyofoodcast
          lost squirrel Oct 23, 2008 07:23 PM

          Good advice, I completely forgot about Kappabashi.

          Cherry might work, I've never used it before though. I'm planning on a large rack of ribs, and possibly a large pork butt.

          Steamer, would you recommend anyplace other than Hanamasa to get large cuts of meat?

          1. re: lost squirrel
            steamer Oct 23, 2008 08:16 PM

            Hanamasa is my go-to place for big hunks of meat, and they usually have the ribs and pork butt, and the pork butt at least is reasonably priced. Cherry wood might actually be a better choice than mesquite. This sounds interesting, have you got a bullet cooker or something like that?

            1. re: steamer
              lost squirrel Oct 23, 2008 08:33 PM

              Unfortunately no, I'm going to be using a friend's medium sized Weber.

              I've never smoked on a Weber before, but I've gathered a good deal of advice and instructions. Wish me luck!

              1. re: lost squirrel
                steamer Oct 24, 2008 03:47 AM

                Wish you luck and hope the neighbors don't call the fire dept.

                1. re: lost squirrel
                  tokyofoodcast Oct 25, 2008 06:58 AM

                  Good luck and have fun! I use Weber for making bacon with wood block. It worked really well. I was thinking I should try with wood chips this year....

                  1. re: tokyofoodcast
                    lost squirrel Oct 26, 2008 07:44 PM

                    Went to Hands this weekend, they have chips and blocks from the same company in tons of varieties. Hickory, acorn, apple, sakura and maybe two or three others I can't remember.

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