Should I soak my wood chips?

Posted at 3:20 pm on 12/22/2019 by Ken Theobald
‚ÄčThis is an age old question but common sense should provide a simple answer.  Water does not flavor your entree.  Smoke flavors it.  Therefore, you want your wood chips to burn not steam!  Many say that water will prolong the life of the wood chips.  So what?  If you need longer smoking or grilling time, add more chips.  Or place wood chunks around the perimeter of your cooking surface. 

Remember, the more the smoke, the more the flavor!

That is why I always recommend wood from the north.    It seems to be common knowledge that wood from the colder climates have more density than those grown in year-round warm weather.

A quick study of wood moisture contents and weight https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/weigt-wood-d_821.html
shows that northern woods have a higher density (4%-28%) than their southern counterparts.

The bottom line to all of this is simple:  The greater the density of wood, the more smoke, and the more smoke the more flavor!  All of the wood from Flame Grilling Products is native to Maine or New England. 

Flame Grilling Products is a three generation family business operating out of the expanded family farmstead in Brooks, Maine.

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