Semi-hardwood Produces a Sweet, mild and very fruity flavor depending on the age of the wood.
Give light-colored meats a rosy appearance. Works well for mixing with other woods.
Pairings: Poultry, Fish, Shellfish, Pork, Veal, Game, & Vegetables.
Very strong - pungent with a bacon-like flavor. May cause bitterness if not used correctly. It's the most commonly used wood.
Pairings: Pork, Bacon, Turkey, Steak, Game, & Portobello Mushrooms
Strong, earthy flavor that produces lots of smoke. Sweeter and lighter than hickory but can also become overpowering. Creates great flavor with rich meats when used correctly.
Pairing: Beef, Pork, Poultry, (basically any meat)
This combination gives a mild, somewhat sweet smoke flavor that results in rich, smoky coloring on meats. Great for brisket and smoked turkey.
Pairing: Beef, Game, Poultry, Cheese, Desserts
Semi-hardwood, Mild, sweet and fruity smoke
Pairing: Poultry, Fish, Shellfish, Pork, Veal, Vegetable, Fruit
Mildly sweet and nutty flavor that is similar to hickory, but nowhere near as strong. Great for all-around smoking. Works well for mixing with other wood types.
Pairing: Desserts, Fruits, Veggies, Mushrooms, Poultry, Pork