Jess Pryles

How to pick the right wood for barbecuing

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Continuing the series of videos produced for the Australasian Barbecue Alliance, let’s talk timber.

Smoke is the essence of low n slow barbecue and you can’t make smoke without wood. I take a look at the best woods to use for BBQ, what is “seasoned” wood, and how to match different species to different meats.


Jess Pryles is a full fledged Hardcore Carnivore. She's a live fire cook, author, meat specialist and Meat Science grad student. She's also a respected authority on Texas style barbecue. Australian born and raised, she now lives in Texas.

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