What People are Saying
Rick Salmon, BBQ Aficionado
Greg, just a note to tell you how happy I am with your guava wood. I've heard about it for quite a long time and thought it would be an interesting wood to use. However I had assumed that since you were in Hawaii and I am located here in the flatfields of Kansas shipping would be outragous.
Recently I saw your ad on the BBQ Forum and read it. I found that the cost of guava wood with shipping was very reasonable, in fact it was fairly close to the cooking woods sold retail here in Kanas. I placed my oder and it was here within a week.
That same week I was cooking a constest in Topeka Kansas so I thought I'd try out my guava wood for the first time. At the contest I used it when cooking my chicken. Believe it or not Greg, I took first place in chicken with your guava wood. Thanks so much for making it available to us!
Greg Rempe, BBQ-4-U.com
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much I am enjoying the Guava Wood for my BBQ pit. I was a little leery at first because I was not familiar with this kind of wood...or I guess it isn't the traditional type of wood you would use for a cook. Well, let me say that all my fears have been dashed and my taste buds have been thanking me ever since! There is a nice distinctive taste that the wood imparts, similar to mesquite but not as overwhelming! It smells great while burning!!
The packaging of the product is great and the fact that each chunk seems to be the same size is a great thing too! Many times when you buy a bag of chunks at a store or online you get a handful of good sized chunks and a lot of little ones...that's a waste in my book! Your box is jammed packed with nice fist sized chunks perfect for my smoker! I will be a lifelong customer and I will look forward to getting my next order in the near future. Thanks again for the wood, Greg...it is great, and so is the price...$20 from Hawaii is something you cant beat with a stick (no pun intended!!).
Mike Schweitzer, BBQ Tool Maker
Several months ago Greg was kind enough to send me a sample of Guava to experiment with. Man, O Man, was I suprised!
To me it seems to be a combination of a lot of my favorite woods...pecan, hickory, oak...all rolled into one. I find that it is a really ersatile smoke that goes well with vvirtually any meat or vegetable cook. I recently used it on two, giant sirloins for our Christmas cook, and people went wild.
Thanks Greg. This is some really good stuff.
Ed Steinkamp, BBQ Lover Texas
Greg-heard of you on the biggreenegg forum. Love the guava. I thought I was the only bbq nut in the house, but when I jokingly asked what type of wood I should use to smoke the ribs--the response was a resounding "Guava!". I thought I was going to get the big sigh and the "Whatever dad...", but these people (my family) have become very serious about their opinions on smoking wood and guava is the clear favorite. It's great that it's so easy for me to get and so reasonable priced.
Any time you need someone to come over and help chop a little, give me a call and we'll try to find a way out from texas.
Lance Simon, Bud E's Competition BBQ
Greg, I used Guava this past weekend to smoke some salmon and arctic char. Being from the Northwest, I usually use alder for all types of fish, but decided to try the guava and really enjoyed the flavors . I'm not sure if I'll ever go back to alder.