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Firewood for Cooking

Different types of firewood can impact the taste of your foodIf you’re planning on using your firewood for cooking, there are certain woods that are better suited for the job. Hardwoods like oak and maple are good choices, as they produce a hotter fire that’s ideal for cooking. In addition, these woods also tend to burn slower and produce less smoke, which can impact the taste of your food. 

Before you start cooking with your firewood, it’s important to make sure it’s properly seasoned and dried. Wet wood can be difficult to light and produces a lot of smoke, neither of which is ideal when you’re trying to cook a meal. Seasoning your wood means allowing it to dry out for at least six months, which will give you the best results come cooking time. With a little bit of care and attention, firewood can make an excellent fuel for cooking a delicious meal.


Mesquite wood is the best wood for smoking dark meats that can stand up to the strong flavor of mesquite, such as Texas-style brisket, wild game meat, duck, lamb, and Tex-Mex barbacoa. Try mesquite coals for grilling steaks, vegetables, and other quick-cooking, flavorful foods.


Hickory wood is the most versatile, often referred to as the King of cooking woods. It offers a strong, savory smoke that is hearty and often a bit like bacon with its rich flavor profile. Mix with a light fruit wood like an orange wood or peach wood to add a slight sweetness to your cooking


Post Oak wood is the essential go-to wood that imparts a mild to medium smoky flavor without overpowering. Often considered as making the best coals for longer burning, cooking with different types of foods for that nice smoked color, which results in a beautiful and equally tasty meal.


Since Oak Trees provide such dense and dry wood, it checks off some of the most important factors when enjoying a fire. Oak lasts long, oak burns clean, and oak produces little smoke. Since Oak Trees provide hardwood, it automatically sets them at the top because hardwood firewood is the best wood to consider burning.


White and Red Oak Trees produce the best firewood as they both produce a high heat value, long-lasting fire, and clean burn.


Sustainably grown in South Texas and perfect for shorter cooks like fish, ribs, and poultry

We got it all for you at The Firewood Depot