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You might check at your local home hardware store (home depot,lowes etc.). In the bbq section they have 10 lb. bags of hickory, mesquite etc. The cookshacks use so little - 2 to 4 oz. for most smokes, that a bag will last a long time.
Smokinlicious also sells a variety of woods.
Guys, my complimentary box of Hickory Chunks are about to run out and I'm looking for more. CS has them but would charge almost as much for shipping as the 20lb box costs. Amazon has a number of options but quality seems to be an issue with wide size ranges, wood chips and saw dust thrown in. Can anyone suggest a good solid source of hickory wood chunks ideal for the CS? Thanks!
Have you tried the box stores like Home Depot or Lowes?
I've had great luck with CharcoalStore products, but apparently they are out of business. Amazon still carries their stuff. I'm thinking of grabbing some alder chunks since that's all I use for salmon, and I can't find it anywhere else. Shipping is indeed an issue.
8lbs for $10.99, free next day delivery. Can't go wrong with that!
So I got the bag delivered this morning. Gotta love Amazon! Took a quick look and indeed, it is a mix of large and small pieces, some are really just too large I think. Wish I had a band saw to cut to size, but they will do. Good price and wood quality looks good.
I continue to get my wood from CS. Pricey but good stuff. I have also purchased from Smokinlicious in the past. Also good wood. Any large pieces I have I weigh and if in the 6 ounce range and will fit the wood box, I leave alone. Otherwise, I split with a hatchet to weight and size I want.
I think the 20lb box was $38 but shipping was like $32. Crazy! CS doesn't sell on Amazon!
Flyingman: "it is a mix of large and small pieces, some are really just too large I think. Wish I had a band saw to cut to size, but they will do."
I just use a large size wood chisel and a rubber mallet to break them up to smaller chunks (on a block of wood or a paver, being careful with the chisel). It works great and I always get the size chunks I want.
Fruita Wood Supply in Colorado, particularly if you like using fruit wood. They offer a 2"x2" Cookshack Cut. No affiliation. Just a customer who has only placed one order (and is set for wood for quite some time).
Well, I looked at their site and you have to buy 15 lbs. Since I use about 2 - 4 oz per cook in my 066, I'll be looking for a different supplier. Plus, they don't have alder, which I use all summer for fresh salmon to freeze for the winter.