Do you want to prepare tasty dishes, while still giving them your own unique twist? Then BBQ Wood is just the thing for you! It gives all kinds of food a delicious smoky taste. You don't need to be a masterchef to use BBQ wood either. Simply place on the BBQ some wood of your choice and serve up your delicious smoked meats in no time. Cookinglife has different flavoured BBQ wood for every palette, try them out for yourself!
Smoking meat on with wood on the BBQ is great fun for everyone. You don't even need to be a pro! The only thing you need to keep in mind is not to load too much wood onto the BBQ at once. This can leave your piece of fish, meat or vegetables with a nasty, bitter aftertaste. So next time you're ready to barbecue again, try throwing on some wood. BBQ with some wood for smoking today and experience for yourself how easy it is to add more character to your food. Bon appétit!
What is the difference between wood dust, wood chips and wood chunks for smoking?
The difference between smoke dust, chips and chunks is primarily the structure. Wood dust is fine and somewhat reminiscent of sawdust. Wood dust is perfect for cold smoking salmon, for example. Wood chips are visibly coarser and are mainly used in smokers. Wood chunks are ideal for the BBQ. This is because they are a lot bigger than wood chips and therefore do not burn up as quickly. Think of the chunks as charcoals that you put between your usual BBQ fuel.
Which BBQ wood should I use?
Your personal taste and what you plan on preparing are determining factors in deciding which type of BBQ wood to use. Of course, there are a some combinations that are simply made for each other. For example, beech is a wonderful, neutral wood that goes perfectly with fish and vegetables. On the other hand, red wine and port offer beautiful, sweet flavours. See the summary below for more information on pairing your BBQ wood with different foods. However, feel free to experiment!
- Oak wood: mild/spicy; suitable for all food types.
- Alder wood: soft/sweet; excellent with fish, pork and poultry.
- Maple wood: soft; recommended with cheese or vegetables.
- Pecan wood: mild/sweet; suitable for all food types.
- Mesquite: bitter; recommended to only be used as fuel, not to add flavour.
- Bourbon: strong/sweet; delicious in combination with beef, pork, poultry and game.
- Apple: sweet; excellent with poultry.
- Cherry: mild/sweet; perfect for pork, beef and chicken.
- Nut: varied; suitable for all food types.
Where can BBQ wood be bought?
At Cookinglife you're in the right place for BBQ wood! You may think that you can just find any piece of wood and use that, but there is a bit more to it. It is extremely important that the wood has been dried thoroughly. You don't want to use bark residues for smoking. Buy your BBQ wood together with other BBQ accessories in our webshop and save yourself a lot of work and time!