Start on mesquite. A couple of hours, then switch to oak or Hickory.Definite yes on the EZ up - I'm bringing mine too. Bringing a brisket and bread - we will see how that works out. If it's not on the smoker by 6:00 AM, I don't know what to do - but I've got to smoke it after work on Thursday - might be a late night. At least it's over Vaq's mesquite. Sterling was an oak man though - might have to re-asses on the wood.
I'm with you on that. I really like post oak too - but that's not common down here - Live oak is too oily and funky. I've smoked some good briskets on Pecan though - it's a very light smoke though. My only problem with mesquite is that it burns so damn hot - hard to keep the temperature low with it. Never used hickory in my life. I'll figure it out.Start on mesquite. A couple of hours, then switch to oak or Hickory.
. It's a mellower taste. I prefer the mesquite through and through. But, i had some oak smoked brisket last week that was really moist and tender. It just lacked the mesquite flavor that I love.