How to use wood smoking chips? What are wood smoking chips?
Well, these are those little chips of different flavored woods that you get in the bag that
you use for smoking. They come in different sizes and shapes.
You can use them dry or soak. You can soak them in water, beer, wine or
juices. As an example, if you put dry wood chips on
your charcoal it starts to smoke rather quickly and it proceeds to engulf itself in flames
creating, in my opinion, a harsh smoke. Putting soaked wood chips on charcoal takes
a little longer to start smoking and even longer to catch on fire creating what I believe
is a sweeter release of smoke. Closing the lid does smother the flames and
the chips will smoke for a longer period. But there is what I feel a better alternative.
Take a large sheet of aluminum foil, add some soaked chips and some dry chips, mix them
up. We are looking for 50/50 ratio.
And then close for a packet making sure that you fold both wings back in on itself so that
you will have 3 thick layers of aluminum foil. Flip your packet over and puncture some holes
in the top. Place your packet on some hot coals and enjoy
that sweet smoke from those apple chips. Without the flare-up your wood chips will
last much longer this way. So tell me what you think in the comments
below, do you use wood chips wet or dry? What secrets or tips do you have?
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