Wood smoke is an integral part of true bar-b-que and Mr. Fireplace is proud to feature a variety of smoking woods in our Melbourne, FL live burn showroom.
Hmm… there’s nothing like the awesome aroma of a well of a well-smoked meal. When it comes right down to it, cooking with smoking woods is the absolute essence of bar-b-que. While gas and charcoal grills are typically the mainstay of most consumer-grade bar-b-que systems, when you’re ready to step up to the big leagues, you’ll definitely need to master the art of smoking. And don’t be intimidated, remember it takes time and patience to become an expert.
Your first order of business is selecting either:
- Chips (scraps and shavings which ignite quickly)
- Chunks (usually fist-size pieces of wood, which burn for a full hour)
- Logs (full pieces of wood, like you would use in a fireplace or campfire)
As your meats and vegetables cook, the smoke from the wood you’re using infuses your food with aromas that can only be accomplished with smoking woods. And when it comes to different types, hardwoods from deciduous fruit and nut trees are among the most sought after due to their compact cell structures. When choosing your smoking woods, contrary to what most people may think, keep in mind that flavor profiles can differ more between the same species of trees grown in different parts of the country (e.g. Colorado and Massachusetts) than they can between different species altogether (e.g. hickory and pecan).
We carry a variety of wood flavors including:
Because of this, if you’re looking for a specific type of flavor, be sure to talk with your Mr. Fireplace representative about the differences you can achieve with one of the largest selection of smoking woods in the region. On top of this, be sure to talk with us about participating in a live cooking demo, where we can use any of the smoking woods you’re interested in for your own personal tasting experience.
The fact of the matter is that Mr. Fireplace offers one of the largest selections of smoking woods and wood chunks in Central and Southern Florida. People travel from all over to get their hands on our wide variety of smoking woods flavors, in addition to the ability to play around with them in our live-burn smoker showroom, including some of the top names such as Saffire Smoker Grills, Cookshack Smokers, and more. In addition, we also sell grills, bar-b-que accessories, and spices and rubs.
As the top gas grill destination in the Melbourne, FL region, Mr. Fireplace is home to one of the region’s largest showrooms, cooking demos and one of the largest live burn displays in Central and Southern Florida. Contact us today and we’ll help select the perfect smoking woods to take your bar-b-que to the next level!