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Philly: Where to buy wood chips for a smoker?

ivyleigh May 14, 2009 09:32 AM

I'm looking to buy different kinds of wood chips for the new smoker I just got, but I can't figure out where to buy them in Philly. I'd prefer to stay in the Center City area, if possible. Also, I'm looking for a few varieties: Hickory, Mesquite, Oak, Apple, Pear, Pecan, etc.

Any help is appreciated!

  1. Den May 14, 2009 10:14 AM

    You can probably get them at Sears or Walmart. I got my smoker at Sears but get my wood from a buddy who has hickory and apple trees.

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      shellbellc May 14, 2009 10:55 AM

      check out ace hardware, home depot, & lowes. There are some half decent prices on the internet. It is where you will also find the greatest amount of choices. Check out this smoking blog...a plethera of information for beginning smokers!!


      Something easy to start with, check out the fattie section...it's become an obsession of mine!!

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        gardens4me May 14, 2009 07:15 PM

        You might have to go online for this...here's a link.


        I have a stovetop smoker by Cameron and order all of my minced chips from them, but I think you must be talking about something bigger than a stovetop...which works great, by the way.

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          Bigley9 May 14, 2009 07:26 PM

          Fair Food Farms in the Reading Terminal Market has been carrying them from one of their farmers!

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            duck833 May 14, 2009 07:44 PM

            Most Home Depot's carry chunks in the BBQ equipment department

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              nevets May 15, 2009 03:31 AM

              I use these pellets in my Primo ceramic smoker. They are an inexpensive way to keep a lot of variety on-hand. If you decide to go this route, make sure you buy the cast iron pot to put the pellets in. It works a lot better than aluminum foil.


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                domainsho Jul 29, 2010 05:51 AM

                There is a lot of great flavor out there, But you have to try this 3 months soaked Oak wood chips in "Award winning" Plum brandy.

                Its selling in 10 LB bulk for the price of one pack by Amazon.com
                Also by http://www.decorativegifts.net

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                1. re: domainsho
                  JTN 3 Jul 30, 2010 12:54 PM

                  Linvilla Orchards in Media has fruit wood chunks (not chips) - I bought apple and peach awhile back

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                  barryg Jul 30, 2010 01:00 PM

                  They sell several varieties at Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal.

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