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How to use Our Wood Chips on Your BBQ

Why not try something new this year with our Smokin’ Wood Chip range? Smoking meat brings back the fun of cooking outdoors, giving you a variety of flavours. With this article, we aim to give you all the information you need to start your smokin’ adventure, ready in time for summer.


Smoking meat is only the beginning; after you have mastered the art of smoking meat, you can move on to smoking seafood, vegetables and even pizza!


How Do You Soak Wood Chips?

At The Green Olive Firewood Company, we recommended soaking our eco-friendly green wood chips in water for around 30mins. Then add the soaked chips to a smoking box or directly into the charcoal in the BBQ or Smoker. This way the smoke will infuse with the food and enhance its flavouring. After all, cooking is all about how good the food tastes.


Wood Chips on Charcoal

We recommended adding your soaked chips directly into your charcoal BBQ to eliminate the need for a foil bag or smokebox. However, there are still a few steps to follow to ensure you get the most out of your wood chips.


Firstly, you need to use one layer of charcoal to your BBQ and let it burn until the charcoal is white, then you add your chips. Allow the chips to develop a thin smoke, then add your meat. One of the great benefits of smoking in a charcoal BBQ, as opposed to a gas grill, is that you can add more wood chips and chunks of wood to keep your fire burning longer. It is also useful if you have soaked excess wood chips, as they can be put aside for later.


Ensure that your BBQ has the right amount of ventilation. Otherwise, you will burn the wood too quickly. Thick, white smoke is a good indication that your wood is burning too quickly, which will result in your food tasting bitter.


Our Flavours

Are you looking for something a little more special than just ordinary wood chips for your BBQ? Our Smokin’ Chips are designed to maximise the flavour of your BBQ food. As with all our woods, we source them from sustainably managed woodlands or wood biomass from the wood industries such as the Vineyards of Rioja in Spain, where we utilise the old oak barrels for our range of brandy & whiskey chips & chunks. Our restaurant graded wood chips are perfect for those avid home cooks who want to try something new.


Apple Wood Chips have a sweet and fruity flavour, making them an excellent choice for pork, salmon and other fatty fishes. Why not mix up your chips by adding Oak Whiskey Barrel Smokin’ Chips to add another level of flavour. Our Oak Whiskey Chips are infused with whiskey to give you a BBQ or smoky flour to your food with a touch of whiskey aroma. Not only do they complement red meats and fish, but also go great with hearty vegetables such as aubergines.


Our Citrus Wood Smokin’ Chips give your BBQ a sweet and distinct fruity smoke flavour, working well with fish, light game, turkey chicken and your veggies. Our Oak Brandy Chips are made from used oak barrels. The chips are infused with brandy and give your BBQ a strong smoky flavour with a touch of brandy aroma. Going beautifully with bold red meats and game.


Smokin’ Wood Chips’ are a great way to try something new with your BBQ, as well as a great way of adding a variety of flavours to your food. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavours, that’s all part of the fun!


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