Are Citrus Woods Good for Smoking?

orange wood chips for barbecue

Citrus trees offer a wide variety of options when it comes to smoking, and many people are surprised and delighted to hear that not only are most citrus woods great for smoking meat, cheese, and other foods but that most citrus wood gives off a mild flavor which makes them appropriate with a wide array …

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Can You Use Macadamia Wood to Smoke Meat?

Macadamia Wood Chunks

Had to look for advice from some Aussie friends to find the answer to the question of whether or not you can use macadamia wood to smoke meat. Coming from a lumber family who has run major sawmills for generations, I’m no stranger to just how many different types of wood are out there and …

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Does Smoking Meat Add Calories?

slicing smoked brisket

Smoking can add a delicious flavor to meat that just takes it to the next level, and a properly cooked piece of slow cooked, slow smoked meat is often moist with those meat juices just running down the meat. As a barbecue, smoked meat, and just carnivore in general, just thinking about it gets my …

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Does Humidity Affect Smoking Meat?

Smoking meat covered grill

There is a lot of detail work that goes into making delicious tasting meat, and anyone who has truly earned their title of “Grill Master” over years of grilling, barbecuing, and smoking, and if there’s one thing you learn from decades of smoking meat it’s that there’s always more to learn. And getting that perfect …

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Can You Use Too Much Wood When Smoking Meat?

Too much smoke title card

One of the most common questions I get from new smokers, grillers, and barbecuers is how much wood should they use to smoke their meat? After all, this can make a huge difference in the overall flavor of your meat and for a newbie, it’s a legitimate question. Well, it’s natural to assume that when …

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Is Pecan Wood Good for Smoking Meat?

pecan tree in field

Many southern pit masters will tell you that cherry wood isn’t the only one that brings some sweet smoky flavor to barbecue. If you have a great cut of meat you want to add some special nutty flavor to, don’t overlook pecan wood for smoking that cut of your favorite meat to mouth watering perfection! …

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