Why do I use Sugar Maple, Beechnut and Apple Wood for the unique flavors here at Smokin Bear BBQ? Mostly because it’s local and readily available. But, more than that, I find that it gives my NH style BBQ a truly unique sweetness only found here in New England. There have been many conversations and debates across the BBQ nation about which woods smoke the best and create the best flavor. The only true answer is: use what is local. It’s kind of hard to find a mesquite tree in New Hampshire to cut down!!