Smoking Wood Techniques

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We do a lot of smoking wood experimentation and other BBQ smoker techniques. Just getting the correct smoking wood technique down that fits your likes can take a very long time. Part of the pleasure of smoking your own meats, seafood, chicken, pork and fruit is all the different kind of ways you can make your cooking the best.  As you learn more and more your food from the backyard BBQ smoker can get better and better. It is not always wise to trust everything you read on the internet cause it depends on the motivation behind it. For example on the internet, it says that apple wood is the best smoking wood. That is far from the truth. I have found wood recipe combinations that have far surpassed Washington State Apple wood.  Actually they have so much apple wood in the orchards that they end up burning most of it because there aren't enough people paying for a semi to bring it out of their state. 

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One of the most valuable resources for your BBQ smoker is to use your water pan. This is a pan full of water or fruit juice that helps your meats stay moist and not dry out. If you don't use a water pan you may be forced to put your meat on aluminum foil to let it soak in its juices to stay moist. When your firebox heats up, put your water pan on top of the grill grate. As this water and fruit juices heat up it evaporates and send this vapor into your smoking chamber. This also allows you to put your smoking meat directly on your grates. The meat will stay moist!

 

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Another smoking wood technique is to combine a couple different smoking woods so they compliment each other and give you are great smoke in your BBQ smoker. Some BBQ wood combinations that work really well is:  Pecan/Hickory, Walnut/Pecan, Persimmon/Hickory, Persimmon/Pecan, Oak/Pecan.  All of these smoking wood combination take on a different character in your BBQ smoker, but if you'd like to choose one of these wood recipes, you will not go wrong.

 

If you going to grilling fish, like Salmon or Trout there are some other types of smoking woods to consider. We do sell Alder wood which is the famous grilling wood for the best fish. You can also use Pecan because Pecan Crusted Trout is an excellent dish. Just take a look at our site and the different options you have and you will be able to pick your smoking wood choice. If you'd like help, we'd be happy to help you via email so look at our Contact Us page for that information.


Kyle Upchurch
Kyle Upchurch

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2 Comments

Upchurch Cooking Firewood
Upchurch Cooking Firewood

July 22, 2014

Tom,
One big smoking wood techniques I use is to combine two smoking woods together. That way you get the qualities of two smoking wood for sale instead of just one smoking wood. It’s personal preference what you might like as the best smoking wood. Another huge technique for you to start implementing is using a water pan. This allows moisture to enter your smoking food chamber and really helps to keep your meat moist. If you don’t use a water pan, you may need to place your meat on aluminum foil to it can soak in its juices while it smokes. I would encourage you to use a water pan. They are highly beneficial in some of your valued smoking wood techniques. Good question, Frank

frank - Seattle
frank - Seattle

July 22, 2014

I am interested to hear some of the smoking wood techniques you might have for my cooking. Thanks Frank in Seattle

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