Smoking Wood & Wood Chips



Smoking Wood & Wood Chips

Smoking wood and wood chips are essential elements for barbecuing and smoking food. Various types of wood are used for smoking, each contributing a unique flavour. 

Which hot smoking chips to buy?

  • Mesquite wood is known for its strong, earthy taste, while fruitwoods like apple and cherry provide sweeter, more delicate notes. 
  • Hickory offers a robust, bacon-like flavour, and oak provides a well-balanced, milder smokiness. 
  • The choice of wood depends on personal preference and the type of meat or other food being smoked.

Wood chips for smoking are small shards of wood that ignite quickly and produce intense smoke. 

They are ideal for shorter cooking times or when a stronger smoky flavour is desired. Wood chunks, on the other hand, are larger pieces of wood that burn more slowly, making them suitable for longer smoking sessions.