While smoking chips are not new to the game for die-hard grillers, we have perfected the chips that will take your backyard grill-out to the next level. For people still new to the world of grilling, we will break it down for you. Smoking chips are not applied directly to the food, in fact they are used just for getting the delicious smoky flavor to be absorbed by your food.

Smoking Chips: Step by Step to Smoking Food

  1. Soak the chips in bowl of warm water for 20 minutes. Making sure that they are completely submerged.
  2. Fire up the coals.
  3. Drain the water from the chips once the coals turn grey.
  4. Smoke the food! Add chips to the charcoal grill or smoker. If it is a gas grill add chips to a smoker basket.
  5. Close lid and smoke food as desired.

What type of food can you cook with smoking chips?

Smoking chips are such a versatile accompaniment to food, it is hard to limit it to just a few things to try but we’ll give it a shot! They can add that special zest to lamb, chicken, tri-tip and most wild game and fish! Now get out there and give it a shot. It’s really easier than you might think.

Can you use smoking chips on a gas grill?

The answer is yes! You can use your chips on a gas grill. Simply add them to a smoking box or an aluminum-foil smoker bag. Some gas grills have built-in smoker boxes. If yours doesn’t, simply buy one online.

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