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StrongIsland Jan 1, 2010 10:43 AM

Just got a propane smoker for christmas and need wood chips. Anyone know where I can buy them? I thought home depot might have them but no dice there. Wal-Mart sells them only online. There has to be some store that sells these. I am in Huntington but obviously willing to drive to get them. I want to get them ASAP as I am dying to make some ribs tomorrow.

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    elizabean Jan 1, 2010 11:11 AM

    I live in Westchester and buy my wood chips a my local hardware store.

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      pabboy Jan 1, 2010 11:37 AM

      I got my lump charcoal and smoke wood from here:

      http://www.thewoodman.com/

      He's based in Brooklyn and provides charcoal and wood to restaurants and BBQ enthusiasts throughout the boroughs.

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        scunge Jan 1, 2010 01:12 PM

        I use to by various kinds of wood chips apple,alder .mesquite etc in the Hunting supply stores .

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        chefstu Jan 1, 2010 01:11 PM

        How about Home Depot or Lowes?

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          Scott_R Jan 1, 2010 02:07 PM

          I think the biggest problem is that most stores consider this a seasonal item, so even places that normally carry it might not now. Try calling up the local hardware stores--indies, and Ace.

          Also try stores that specialize in grilling equipment, like Vintage up by you:
          http://www.villagefireplaceandbbq.com/

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            motoeric Jan 1, 2010 10:22 PM

            Try http://www.lismokewood.com/index.php they are on the east end, north fork.

            Before you trek all the way out there, try the garden place that's near the merger of Deer Park Avenue and Jericho Tpk. It's just west of the shopping center that has the Elwood Movie Theatre, next to Ralph's.

            If worse comes to worse, post here. I have some apple in the backyard that you can use and I'm in Huntington.

            Eric

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              lawkid Jan 2, 2010 04:39 AM

              There is a BBQ place in Wantagh called Jetmore that has them. I'm not sure what their winter hours are.

              http://www.jetmore.com/

            2. junescook Jan 2, 2010 05:13 AM

              Cabela's has everything for smokers. If there isn't one near you, I'd order on line. The chips don't weigh much so shipping probably won't cost much.

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                Scott_R Jan 2, 2010 07:10 AM

                I hadn't suggested online as the OP had said that time was an issue (he wanted to smoke the next day, or ASAP), rather than shipping cost.

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                  StrongIsland Jan 2, 2010 07:18 AM

                  Thank you for all the replies. Actually found some at Home Depot on Jericho when I was going to buy an extra propane tank. When I had searched online they didn't pop up but must have been due to not using the correct search terms. Anyways, I appreciate everyone's feedback. Also picked up two racks of ribs this morning so will be doing the first test later today or tomorrow. Very much looking forward to tasting the results.

                  Now I also need to put the new sausage maker to use as well while I wait for the ribs. Should be fun.

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                krazy arrow Feb 23, 2011 06:21 AM

                you can get apple,mesquite,cherry and maple smoking chips at ocean spray hot tubs and saunas in westhampton beach. come out for the day, enjoy the beach, bring home some chips!
                shipping avaiable also
                good luck

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