Smoking With Natural Wood Guide

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Smoking With Natural Wood Guide

Pitmasters love grilling with natural wood because it infuses delightful smoky notes of flavor directly into the flesh. Whether you’re cooking with wood chips, chunks or whole logs, use this natural wood guide to match your recipe to its optimal flavor and strength of smoke.

Wood
Level of Smoke
Ideal For
Alder
Light, sweet
Chicken and fish
Fruit Woods (Cherry, apple, peach, plum)
Light, sweet 
Poultry, fish, and pork
Pecan
Light to medium
Any meat, fish, poultry
Hickory
Medium, rich flavor
Any meat, fish, poultry
Maple
Medium, sweet
Vegetables, poultry, fish, or pork

Oak
Medium to strong
Pork, beef, lamb
Walnut
Strong
Beef or lamb, but may overpower chicken or fish
Mesquite
Strong
Beef or lamb, but may overpower chicken or fish

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