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Our New Zealand web site is promoting the benefits and enjoyment of cooking with wood!  We have the products to promote healthy choices.
We cover the Basics of the Smoking topic in our questions and answers, Dr Smoke suggestions; ideal moisture levels and home pages! 

To infuse smoke vapor into foods and produce wood-fired flavoring, all needed is a container for the smoke, a source for the smoke and a food item to smoke. That's it!

All Bark and the contaminents they harbor, are eliminated from the heartwood logs, before then enter our processing facility!  We are Bark Free!

 

 

We are grilling or roasting peppers directly on ash wood embers.  This is a great technique to infuse wood flavoring directly to the peppers

Ideally, meats, poultry, and fish are best smoked with a temperature range of 180°-225°F. Always remember to bring the internal temperature of the animal protein to the recommended internal temperature (as recommended by the USDA Food and Safety Inspection Service) to ensure it is safe for consumption (ground meats and meat mixtures like for sausage: 160° F, fresh beef, veal & lamb: 145° F, poultry: 165° F, pork and ham: fresh items 145° F, pre-cooked items 140° F, Seafood items with fins: 145° F).

 

Why does smoker hardwood work so well in fire cooking? Because hardwood contains organic compounds, over a 100 of them, with 3 key compounds: cellulose (40-60% composition), hemi-celluose (20-30% composition) and lignin (20-30% composition). It is the lignin, a phenol compound, that gives wood-fired foods distinct flavor, aroma, and Colour! The added benefit: it protects foods from bacteria. Smoke is the visible gas derived from the combustion of the wood. Each hardwood will react differently to the food or beverage item exposed to smoke vapor and produces a unique flavor, aroma, and Colour to foods. There really is no true descriptor for each wood flavoring. Instead, we guide you on the boldness of the flavor.

 

Here is our Hardwood culinary offerings listed in order from mildest to boldest of flavor:

 

  •     Eastern Alder
  •     Ash
  •     Wild Cherry
  •     Sugar Maple
  •     Beech
  •     Hickory
  •     White Oak
  •     Red Oak

 

TIP: A little goes a long way. Remember to start with small quantities (about 6-8 ounces depending on the equipment) and add wood gradually as needed.

Demonstrating that a little is sufficient for smoking by putting on the smoker wood chips and smoking wood chunks about 8 ounces should be good
our flavor guide reviews the smoky taste profiles of the 8 North American Hardwoods that we offer for sale.

Superior Product… Superior Outcome!  For all wood-fired techniques including smoking, grilling, coal cooking, ember fired, cold smoking, and stove top smoking.