Oak has the most heat output consistency when it comes to cooking. The flavors emitted do not overpower the dish being created.
Bastrop Firewood harvests trees that are predominantly post oak but sometimes we get other subspecies.The difference in flavor is near impossible to tell in the different species of Oak, unless you know specifically what to look for, and a pallet that can tell the difference in specific growth areas. The differences in subspecies range from the way the wood rots when dead (some rot from the outside inward and vise versa) and the direction of the grain (rings, grain, texture etc...) and the shape of leaves.
There are many different kinds of oak but the ones that Bastrop Firewood harvest frequently are...
Oak has the most even smoke quality and adds a delicious barbecue flavor. Bbq eateries across the country use oak as its staple wood, and mix in other species of firewood as a seasoning. Oak burns very hot, does not spark or shoot embers as much as other woods!
If you can not decide with the wood that you want go with Oak, we can always bring any other species that you are curious about.Or click here to learn more about Post Oak!
Weight---3,825 pounds a cord dry
Wet weight 5000-6000 pounds a cord
Heat Output ---23.7 MBTU/ Cord
"The Devil Tree"
Mesquite is considered a pest tree in Texas & across the southern states.
It ranks in the top 100 invasive species, which makes it an ideal renewable energy source. If only wish all "pests" were as wonderful smelling as mesquite!
The tree itself grows rapidly, upon harvesting the tree, the roots will quickly start growing multiple trees in its place. Mesquite is the most dense firewood that we sell with a estimated dry weight that comes to 4000-5000 pounds dry!
Customers that order from Bastrop Firewood, normally prefer green mesquite for the flavor and smokey texture that it enhances dishes with. Just remember, mesquite can add a heavy flavor, so for a smaller portion or a smaller meal, use less. Click here to learn more about mesquite!
Pecan is argued to be one of the hottest burning firewood species, it is fantastic for cooking and smoking with, nothing holds a flame to pecan, when it comes to flavor.
We do not recommend that you use pecan as a primary source for heating your house. Pecan has a extremely strong and distinct aroma that infuses everything its smoke touches with pecan'y flavor. Less is better when cooking with Pecan. If you think of pecan as a concentrate, you will succeed in your quest to become a BBQ master.
A good way to figure out what works for you is to mix pecan firewood sparingly with oak, then after you have figured out what ratio of pecan to oak works for you write it down… and never share it with anyone!
For more information about Pecan firewood click here