Kamado Joe smoking wood is naturally air dried which preserves the natural sugars in the wood imparting a sweeter, tastier flavor. Others kiln dry their smoking wood. While considerably faster, the added heat forces natural sugars from the wood resulting in compromised flavor. Kamado Joe making wood is available in a variety of exceptional flavors: Apple, Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Oak and Pecan.
Pecan is good for chicken, fish and ribs. These pecan chunks are air-dried, which means that the natural sugars are preserved giving a sweeter, tastier flavor than a kiln-dried chunk.