I've used red oak a couple times smoking my Santa Maria Tri Tip recipe, and it turned out great. I didn't notice the harshness, but I like a heavier smoke flavoring. Can't you get your hands onto a couple samples to try for yourself?
If your lead can't provide samples, you can find it online. Worth a try as opposed to ordering a larger quantity.
Red Oak? Good night, that's all I burn in my wood furnace. too bad I have a FEC 100 and use pellets. I have smoked with it before when I used to have a SM066 and it was fine, but different than white oak. I still use it once in a while to enhance smoke on my 100 by using the log burner attachment, but I usually grab a branch off of our hickory tree for that.
I use red oak often, got 10 red oaks in the front yard! I usually do a blend of hickory, red oak and apple for pork or beef. By mixing woods together you get a flavor profile that you can really notice.
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