Here are some varieties of wood chunks you can easily order on Amazon.


Very well known and sought after. One of the most popular choices for barbecue enthusiasts. Hickory is one of those choices where it is hard to go wrong since in certain amounts, it pairs well with almost anything you put on a grill. Brisket, Pork Ribs, Chicken, Lamb Chops, Turkey


Right up there with Hickory as one of the most popular. You will find that many of the wood varieties on this list come from fruit trees. In seeking a great match for pork, this is probably the most commonly used. Boston Butt, Chicken, Lamb

Pecan Firewood

A wonderful and often underrated fruit wood that most BBQ Pitmasters use to blend with other woods in the spirit of wineries that blend their grapes. But this smoke can stand on its own very well with certain meats. Beef, Pork loin, Chicken, Leg of Lamb


When you smell Mesquite, it is usually because you are going to be enjoying Texas style BBQ. I will not try to do it justice here to describe the aroma, just know what protein it mixes well with as it can be overpowering but a perfect match for heavier meats. Beef Ribs, Chicken, Salmon

Cherry Wood

I have heard a lot of people that like to mix cherry with other wood because it provides a beautiful color to the outside of your BBQ. But by itself, it still provides a wonderful flavor. Beef, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey

White Oak

Another great all around wood that is becoming higher in demand. Oak is a delicious hardwood and can be paired with almost any BBQ. Steak, Turkey, Shrimp is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.