Beechwood the new addition to our Hardwood Family!
Smokinlicious® is pleased to announce that we have added an eighth hardwood species to our product line. Beech is now available in gourmet wood chips, double and single filet wood chunk, wood blocks and heartwood logs for purchase!
Here is the smoker’s introduction to this species
>> There are ten different varieties of Beech available around the world, but we will generally harvest American Beech or Red Beech(Fagus grandifolia Ehrh).
>> The heartwood is dark to reddish brown.
>> American Beech has been a popular choice for charcoal making because it burns so long.
>> Beech and Oak are part of the same wood family(Fagaceae), therefore, Beech is similar in flavor to White Oak. It is considered a medium to bold flavor. In our opinion, it should be used mostly with beef, pork, venison and other wild game versus poultry.
We hope you try and enjoy this great addition to our hardwood family of products. Remember all barbecue, NO bark!
Coloring to foods tends to be on the earthy palette side giving a very pleasant appearance. Because this wood is so well balanced, you can select both sweet and savory ingredients without causing any muted flavoring. This is true whether the wood is in a chunk, chip or dust form.
This can be a harder hardwood to locate since it is more prevalent in the Northeast, especially New York State but if you can locate it, pick some up and enjoy the many benefits of this grand tree.
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