Types of BBQ Oak Woods & How To Select For Desired Flavors
As I discussed yesterday, oak is a versatile smoking wood having several variations for barbecuing. So, we must learn of all the prominent types of BBQ oak woods to make their best use.
There are four types of oak woods-
- Red Oak
- White Oak
- Post Oak
Red oak is called the king of grilling, roasting, and BBQing. Being burnt for a short period, it produces more smoke than white oak. And the aroma is strong enough to make your BBQ party pleasant. When you opt for an intense flavor, red oak comes to your rescue. Again, red oak is divided into various categories such as coast live oak, southern red oak, pin oak, etc. The more is here -
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Being harder than the red oak, white oak naturally is more preferable for producing milder essence. Providing a long burn period, it is suitable to add an enchanting aroma to your grilled dishes which represent medium to strong smokiness. However, it too has some subcategories including southern live oak, bur oak, post oak, etc.
As post oak is a form of white oak, they share almost the same characteristics. But the only difference is that post oak infuses a sweet flavor in the dishes which is pretty special. Those who prefer a mild smoky flavor mixed with a subtle sweetness should definitely go for post oak for their next BBQ game. Hopefully, they won’t be disappointed.
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