8-Inch Kiln-Dried Oak Cooking Wood for Smokers, Fire Pits and More
You can’t go wrong with oak cooking wood. The wood is incredibly versatile because it burns clean with a mild, smoky flavor. It’s also one of the hottest burning woods. So, you can enjoy warming your hands next to it as it perfectly roasts your meat, veggies, pizza or whatever else you want to cook with it. The subtle smoky aroma is also a nice perk.
You think all those benefits of using oak wood logs for smoking sound good? Wait until you get a load of our oak wood! We’ve split it down to the perfect size and kiln-dried it to the ideal dryness for the best cooking and smoking experience possible! So, now you can enjoy all the perks of cooking with oak in your favorite small or mid-size equipment.
The 8-inch length and 1-2-inch diameter of each piece is the ideal size for vertical, offset or horizontal smokers. It also fits easily into larger portable pizza ovens like the Ooni Karu 16 or the Gozney Dome. Plus, the logs work great in small fire pits, small or mid-size Solo Stove ovens, indoor wood stoves and wood grills.
You can get all this goodness delivered to your door in a convenient, resealable box with free shipping throughout the United States. Plus, for every box we sell, we plant one tree!
Benefits of Our 8-Inch Oak Cooking Wood
- Exceptional Burns – Oak is one of the hottest, longest and cleanest burning woods available.
- Versatile Flavor – Oak’s subtle, smoky taste pairs well with a wide variety of foods, including meats, vegetables and pizza.
- Easy to Fit – The 8-inch splits fit well in a wide variety of smaller equipment, including smokers, pizza ovens and fire pits.
- Quick to Ignite – The kiln-dried wood has very little moisture for easy ignition.
- Good for the Environment – All wood comes sustainably sourced from FSC-certified forests.
- Free from Pests – The kiln-drying process ensures the wood will contain no invasive bugs, mildew or fungus.
What’s in the Oak Hot Box?
- Type of Wood – 100% pure oak wood
- Size of Pieces – 8 inches long with a 1-2-inch diameter
- Amount of Wood – 2,900 cubic inches
- Type of Box – 100% reusable and recyclable case
- Shipping Details – Free two-day shipping anywhere in the United States
- Refund and Return Policy – All orders may be returned within 30 days of the date of purchase. For more details, please see our full refund and return policy.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our 8-Inch Oak Cooking Logs
Is oak good for smoking?
Yes, oak is one of the best smoking woods available. Oak has a strong smoky flavor but won’t overpower your food. Even long smokes will not result in an overwhelming flavor from oak.
Do 8-inch oak logs work with offset smokers?
Yes, 8-inch logs are perfect for most offset smokers. 8-inch logs are often called “cooking splits” because they’re the perfect size for smokers and cooking on most wood-fire grills.
Will 8-inch logs work with my wood-burning stove?
Yes, 8-inch logs work well in wood-burning stoves, especially smaller wood-burning stoves. If you’re heating your home, we recommend using a long-burning firewood like oak, pinyon or hickory. Depending on the size of your wood-burning stove, you may find that 16-inch full-sized firewood works better than 8-inch wood.
Is oak hard to ignite?
Oak is usually one of the more difficult woods to ignite because of its high density. However, our kiln-dried oak wood has an extremely low moisture content, making it easier to ignite than most oak you’ll find on the market.
Still, we recommend using a natural fire starter or an easier-to-ignite wood like cedar to start a fire before adding oak wood.
What foods does oak smoke go well with?
Oak smoke pairs well with almost every meat and vegetable. It pairs best with beef and lamb but can pair well with almost anything.
Are 8-inch logs compatible with Solo Stove fire pits?
Yes, Hot Box’s 8-inch logs work well in the Solo Stove Ranger, Bonfire and Yukon fire pits.
Does oak firewood burn hot?
Oak is one of the hottest and longest burning firewoods available. Oak has an exceptionally high heat content of 30.7 million BTUs (British Thermal Units) per cord. Conversely, cherry wood only contains 20.4 million BTUs per cord and hickory only contains 28.5 million. Because of this, oak will heat up any home, campsite, fire pit or gathering better than just about any other kind of wood.
Is Oak a type of hardwood or softwood?
Oak is a type of hardwood.
What does oak smoke taste like?
Oak smoke is like hickory smoke but milder. While hickory has a strong, almost bacon-like flavor, the taste of oak is much subtler. It’s often described as a medium smoky flavor.
Can I use 8-inch oak cooking wood splits in my fireplace?
Yes, you can use 8-inch logs in your fireplace. However, we recommend using our 16-inch kiln-dried firewood if you have a full-size fireplace.
What does oak firewood smell like?
Oak has a neutral, smoky smell that is not very noticeable. It’s great firewood to use in a wood-burning stove because its smell is not overpowering. Oak pairs well with other, more fragrant firewood if you are aiming to fill your home or fire pit gathering with a specific aroma.
Where do oak trees grow?
Oak trees grow throughout the United States. It mostly grows in the eastern part of the country but can also be found in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest.