They can also be used with charcoal grills, but we recommend using Wood Chunks with Charcoal.
WESTERN BBQ Smoking Chips are primarily used to add wood smoke flavor to food cooked on gas grills or in electric smokers.
Below are descriptions of each with flavor recommended food pairings. However,
BBQ is all about what you like.
Be sure to experiment with different flavor parings and wood blends
to find out what works best for you.
Coming primarily from Northwestern USA, Alder wood is very mild with a slightly sweet and subtle fruity flavor. It can be mixed with other fruit woods to develop a custom flavor. Alder works well with fish, poultry, vegetables, lamb and sausage.
Apple is quickly becoming one of the most popular flavors of wood for grilling or smoking in the United States. Apple wood produces a mild yet delicate smoke with a hint of sweetness to add a very distinctive flavor to meats grilled or smoked with it. Apple is great for pork, fish, poultry and light meat game birds.
Cherry wood adds a mild and fruity smoke flavor similar to Apple but with a bit more punch. It is great for adding a reddish tone to the items you are cooking. Cherry can be mixed with other fruit woods to develop a custom flavor. It can be used with vegetables, seafood, ribs, chicken, steaks, venison and beef-based sausages.
Hickory is the most commonly used wood for smoking. Hickory has a sweet to strong flavor that most people identify with pork. But Hickory is also wonderful for smoking beef, chicken, turkey, and other poultry.
Better than pancakes on Sunday morning, Maple wood adds a mellow smoky flavor that is slightly sweet.
It pairs well with Pork and lamb but is also great poultry and fish.
Mesquite, a long-time favorite wood in the South, has a strong, sweet, hard flavor. Mesquite is great with rich, full-bodied meats like beef, duck, chicken and lamb. It can also be used to flavor seafood and vegetables.
Sure, Peach wood is popular in the South, but it's sweet, fruity smoke will make your mouth water no matter where you are from.
Try it with Pork, Beef, vegetables, fish, or even poultry.
Nothing says nature like cracking open a pecan. And nothing is quite as sweet as a pecan pie. Pecan wood is just as satisfying with its sweet and strong flavor.
Unlike Mesquite, Oak wood is very mild and neutral and is a great all around wood for meat smoking. It’s great for adding a mellow smoke flavor to any entrée or side dish. The balanced flavor is distinctive but not overpowering and is good for sausages, beef, lamb, seafood and vegetables.
Whether you are trying out wood smoke flavor for the first time, making your own flavor combination, or
you just can't decide which flavor you like best, the BBQ SMOKING CHIP VARIETY PACK is what you need.
It includes Maple, Peach, Apple, and Cherry wood. Plus, a reusable smoker tray.