Using the best wood for smoking the kind of meat you have goes a long way in making it taste delicious. When it comes to smoking meat it is important to have some knowledge about the wood you should make use of. So, what’s the best wood for smoking you might ask? Well, quite frankly it really depends on your preference. You need to realize that there aren’t ‘set-in-stone’ rules that you need to follow. Yes, different kinds of wood impart different kinds of flavor to the meat. But in the end, it all depends on how you want the meat to taste.
One of the things you need to keep in mind is what kind of characteristics the wood you want to use for smoking possess. Don’t be afraid to try out different kinds of wood for smoking meat. It is always good to experiment with such things so you can discover the best wood for smoking and providing you with the meat that tastes perfect.
Heavier and Lighter Woods
The wood for smoking ‘heavier’ meats such as pork and beef are hickory and oak or other ‘heavier’ hardwoods. You can use ‘lighter’ hardwoods such as alder and pecan, etc. for smoking poultry meat and fish or what are considered as ‘lighter’ meats. People are also known to add a bit of heavier wood in lighter hardwood when smoking fish and poultry meat. You can also do the opposite by adding lighter hardwood to heavier wood when smoking pork or beef. There are just so many variations that you can try out. Don’t be afraid to give them all a try! [Read more…]