How do I use my shavings / chips?
Soak your wooden chips / shavings in water for about 30 minutes. This generates steam that adds moisture and heat to the smoking process. This method also prolongs burning time. The key with wood chips & shavings is to deny the wood of oxygen so it smoulders and smokes.
What Smoking Wood Shavings Should You Use?
Wood flavours are a personal choice of taste so to make it easier, but here is a brief description of our flavours:
Smoked Shavings – 100g
Maple Wood Shavings – Great for fruits and cheeses and pork
Oak Wood Shavings – Gives a heavier smoke flavour and is great for red meat and game; this is probably the best wood for the best steak. A fantastic wood for smoking too as it gives a lovely colour and a deep smoky flavour.
Cedar Wood Shavings- Is the traditional wood for fish it is also fantastic for fruit and seafood. In the US cedar is used a lot to cook other food such as chicken, this is a matter of taste as cedar imparts a sweet, spicy flavour so not for all! Smoking in cedar is amazing. but again, very spicy. You either love it or hate it!
Cherry Wood Shavings – Has a subtle mild, fruity flavour and is excellent for poultry, fish, vegetables and fruit. Smoking in cherry gives a fantastic colour and a subtler, sweeter smoky flavour. This wood should be used when you want to compliment the flavour of your food and not overpower it.
Walnut Wood Shavings – Delivers a heavy smoke and is excellent for strong-flavoured red meat and game.
Wild Olive Wood Shavings – Is ideal for any poultry. Has a fruity smell to it which adds sweetness. Smoking your food will give it an extra depth of flavour and elevate the regular braai to a gourmet event.
Hickory Smoke Shavings – Hickory smoking wood creates a sweet, yet strong bacon-flavor; the smoke can be pungent, but it adds a nice, strong flavour to just about all meat cuts, but it’s especially popular with pork and ribs.
NEW….Beechwood Smoke Shavings – Our Beechwood Smoke Shavings is a light, mild hardwood with a slight nutty flavour and a subtle companion to more delicate flavoured foods. They are ideal for red meat, fish, nuts and cheeses. Add a refreshing feel to your plate.
Smoked Chips – 500g
Beechwood Smoke Chips – Our Beechwood Smoke Chips is a light, mild hardwood with a slight nutty flavour and a subtle companion to more delicate flavoured foods. Ideal for red meat, fish, nuts and cheeses. Add a refreshing feel to your plate.
Oak Wood Smoke Chips – The Oak Wood Chips has a heavier smoke flavour and is great for red meat and game; this is probably the best wood for steak. It gives your meat a lovely colour and a deep smoky flavour.