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May 14, 2009 09:32 AM

Philly: Where to buy wood chips for a smoker?

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!

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  1. 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.

    1. 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's become an obsession of mine!!

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        1. You might have to go online for'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.

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