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Oct 23, 2008 01:25 AM

Mesquite wood chips

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.


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

    1. Mesquite & Hickory chips are sold @ Home Depot

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      1. 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

          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

            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

              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

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

                1. re: lost squirrel

                  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

                    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.