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Bottini Fuel Discussed Smoking with Wood Chips and Chunks

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Introduction

Bottini Fuel knows that the majority of people think that the only way to cook on the grill is to throw the meat on and wait until it is ready. What if we told you that there are some things that you can do in order to make your food taste a lot better? Well, there is a way. All you have to do is get some wood chips and chunks. Most of the local stores will carry them during barbecue season. If you need them at other times, you can visit your local propane dealer. We always have wood chips and chunks that you can use. Now, letís talk about the advantages of cooking with wood chips and chunks.

Flavor

There are ways to introduce a smoke flavor to your meat without wood chips and chunks, but it will not taste the same. You can get the bottles of liquid smoke. They do taste fine, but it really is nothing like the true taste of smoked food. It reminds us of when they make lemonade out of artificial flavors. Why on Earth would you want to use the artificial flavoring in something that bears the name of the product? The same thing can be said about meat. While not everyone can use wood to smoke their meat, it still seems kind of strange to us. Many people in this country rely on wood to heat their homes. Just take the stuff that falls off and throw them in bags. That way you donít have to buy chips or chunks.

Method

To make sure that you are doing it right, we are going to cover the basics. When you are cooking with wood, you have to know that it is highly flammable. That means that you are going to have to do something in order to make sure that it does not catch on fire. Most people make sure that they soak the chips or chunks for at least 20 minutes prior to using them. This will ensure that they only smolder instead of burn. There is a great tip that we often provide to people that come into our store. We tell them the best way to always be prepared is to soak the chips and/or chunks overnight. Then in the morning just strain them and freeze them. This way you will be sure to always have some ready when you need them the most.

Chips vs. Chunks

When you are trying to decide which to use, just go by what you are using to cook your meat. If you are using a standard barbecue, you are going to want to opt for chips. If you are using a dedicated smoker, then you are going to want chunks.

Conclusion

Bottini Fuel hopes that the information that we provided you above will get you outside your comfort zone and into the world of smoking your meat. It is a great way to add a new flavor profile to the same old dishes that you have been cooking for years.

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