Texas Pitmaster Wood of Choice

Post Oak is a Woodchuck classic, and for good reason. Firewood from the Post Oak tree burns long and slow and produces very little soot, making it not only great for the fireplace, but for barbecue as well. It is preferred by many of Texas’s pit masters, including Aaron Franklin of Franklin’s BBQ. This extremely versatile wood showcases your cook rather than covering it up, leaving behind a mild, smoky flavor.  Post Oak is sure to be a staple for fire enthusiasts and barbecuers alike.

SMOKE LEVEL
MODERATE
FLAVOR
Mild, smokey
HEAT OUTPUT
23.7 Million BTUs/cord

Texas Pitmaster Wood of Choice

Post Oak is a Woodchuck classic, and for good reason. Firewood from the Post Oak tree burns long and slow and produces very little soot, making it not only great for the fireplace, but for barbecue as well. It is preferred by many of Texas’s pit masters, including Aaron Franklin of Franklin’s BBQ. This extremely versatile wood showcases your cook rather than covering it up, leaving behind a mild, smoky flavor.  Post Oak is sure to be a staple for fire enthusiasts and barbecuers alike.

SMOKE LEVEL
MODERATE
FLAVOR
Mild, smokey
HEAT OUTPUT
23.7 Million BTUs/cord

Any Oak Other than Post

If you want to use your firewood for primarily burning in your fireplace or fire pit, opting for our Texas oak is the way to go. Our Texas oak category means you will get any native oak species other than Post oak, typically Live, White, or Red oak. This is an excellent choice if you will be primarily heating your home or you plan on using your wood in a variety of ways, as it is great to cook with but also gives off great heat.

SMOKE LEVEL
MODERATE
FLAVOR
Mild, smokey
HEAT OUTPUT
~24 Million BTUs/cord

A Central Texas Staple

Mesquite is a strong, flavorful wood that packs a punch. Since mesquite generates so much heat, it’s a good choice for an outdoor firepit or as a supplement to a campfire. Mesquite has more lignin than other cooking woods, giving it an intense flavor profile and more smoke than Oak or Pecan. It’s preferred for direct fire cooking, with long lasting coals and extended burn time. If you can master the craft, smoking with Mesquite can pay off big. If you’re looking to add some heat to your fire, Mesquite is the way to go.

SMOKE LEVEL
HIGH
FLAVOR
STRONG, PEPPERY
HEAT OUTPUT
25.7 Million BTUs/cord

Woodchuck’s Favorite

Pecan makes for a great fireplace or wood stove fire and gives off a sweeter aroma than Oak (we think it smells like roasted marshmallows!). Pecan’s ability to produce lasting coals with minimal ash make it a popular choice for cooking as well as burning. It offers more flavor than some fruit woods, but is milder than Hickory. Many people prefer Pecan for white meat and poultry, but it can stand up to beef as well. Pecan is a great choice for people who want to branch out from Oak and explore something a little more unique.

SMOKE LEVEL
MILD
FLAVOR
Sweet, Nutty
HEAT OUTPUT
22.1 Million BTUs/cord

Sweet and Smoky

Hickory is very closely related to Pecan and is an extremely dense wood, making it a reliable source for continuous heat. Hickory is a popular choice for cooking and has a unique, bacon-like flavor. It works with virtually any meat, and even pairs well with cheeses. Due to its sometimes overpowering flavor, many pit masters suggest supplementing your Hickory with a milder wood to not obscure the flavors of your cook. When it comes to robust Texas barbecue, Hickory is a top contender.

SMOKE LEVEL
MILD
FLAVOR
Strong, “bacon-y”
HEAT OUTPUT
25.9 Million BTUs/cord

Luxury for Your Fireplace

Piñon wood comes from the American Southwest. It is more dense and burns hotter and longer than other trees in the pine family. The natural oils in the wood give off an aromatic piney scent that not only smells great, but repels mosquitoes! Piñon looks beautiful in an indoor firewood rack and even gives off some of its scent without being burned. Although Piñon is perfect for a fireplace or fire pit, the resin in the wood makes it unsuitable for cooking. Piñon is the best choice for anyone looking to add something special to their fireplace or fire pit.

SMOKE LEVEL
MODERATE
FLAVOR
Not safe for cooking
HEAT OUTPUT
27.1 Million BTUs/cord