Woodchip Selection Chart

Adding woodchips to your bbq fire is a great way to enhance smoke flavor. It's best use pre-soaked chips and wrap them in an aluminim foil pouch with lots of holes in it if you are using a gass grill. This will keep the ashes from cloggin your burners. If your cooking with charcoal you can add wood chips or chunks directly to a hot fire.


WOOD TYPE

FLAVOR

USE WITH
AlderDelicate and sweetFish and Poultry
AppleSlightly sweet and fruityPoultry, Pork and Fish
CherryMild, slightly sweet and fruityPoultry, Fish and Pork
HickoryHearty,smoked bacon like flavorBeef, Pork, Poultry and Vegetables
MapleMild, smoky and sweetPoultry, ham and vegetables
MesquiteStrong, sharp earthy flavorBeef, Pork, Poultry and Vegetables