350 cu in (7.35 lt). Use instead of charcoal. Favorite wood of American pitmasters. For hundreds of years Hickory has been the preferred wood of American pitmasters. Its hearty aroma and full-flavor give meat an unmistakable woodsy taste that makes it a favorite of competition cooks and backyard chefs across the country. Hickory wood chunks are a healthy zero calorie, no-sodium and no fat way to flavor foods.