Big Green Egg Wood Smoking Pellets will add a variety of delicious flavors to foods cooked over the coals. Each type of wood will impart a different flavor to every meat or other food with which it is used, resulting in an endless variety of new flavor combinations.
Aromatic smoking woods are actually a very desirable form of seasoning because they add sumptuous flavor without adding any fat or calories. The wood smoke alters the taste of the food, resulting in a distinctive new flavor. As you master the art of smoking, you will learn how to mix and match the foods and woods for the most compatible combinations. You will also find personal favorites that your family especially enjoys; keep a record of those combinations, but remember experimenting is half the fun when it comes to smoking.
There are many types of wood that are appropriate for smoking, but hardwoods are the most desirable. (Softer woods such as pine or cedar should never be used because they contain high levels of tar and resins that will coat the food and impart a bitter flavor.) Fruit and nut tree woods like apple, cherry, maple, pecan, oak and hickory are traditional favorites of famous pitmasters and backyard barbecuers alike. Since each type of wood reacts differently with each type of meat or food, the flavor combinations that result are endless. It pays to get acquainted with the wood flavors so you know which ones are pungent and pair best with more distinctive meats, poultry and fish and which ones work best with the milder flavored meats or vegetables.
For complete information on smoking foods, descriptions of each type of wood and suggestions of which ones enhance various foods see the Wood Smoking Chip Chart. Big Green Egg Wood Smoking Chips available in 1-1/2 to 2-pound bags.
There is a Big Green Egg to fit everyone's outdoor cooking needs with five sizes ranging from Mini to Extra Large plus several accessories to meet your grilling or smoking needs. You can use the EGG year around in all climates, even in freezing temperatures or during pouring rain. You will find it more versatile than any outdoor cooking appliance on the market, whether comparing it to gas, electric or another charcoal grill, because the EGG is a smoker, a grill and an oven all rolled into one.
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