Smoking on a Braai is usually left to the ‘Braai experts’ which is a shame because it is incredible easy to do. All you need is to understand a little about wood flavors and the difference between chips, shavings, wood chunks, smoke bombs and smoke chunks….
Smoking can be for hours and hours in your Hot Smoker or Ceramic BBQ or in your BBQ just to do some sausages – the fun is the experimenting. No one can tell you what wine you like and it’s the same with wood flavors, it is simply a question of trying them out and seeing what wood you like with what food and how intense you like the wood flavor.
Never smoke with wood unless you know what wood it is, where it has come from and are 100% sure it hasn’t been treated with anything. Lots of people have wood hanging around in the garden but not all woods can be smoked with and you certainly don’t want anything that may have been treated. If you are not sure – don’t use it.
It may sound obvious but the best smoking wood is dry wood: chips, shavings, chunks and BBQ Planks have been air dried and that allows the wood to soak in your clean water.
Smoking Shavings are a quick and convenient way to produce delicious smoked foods using a Stovetop Home Smoker or gas or charcoal BBQ. Due to their size, they smoulder for a shorter time to produce a delicious smoky flavor.