Hi there! In this post, I’ll share with you all of the products I use. I like these as they go well with each other, but of course, you can get whichever ones you like separately for your BBQ smoking adventures. I hope you find these recommendations useful, and be sure to check out my recipes, tips and more here on my blog.
My favorite brand of wood chips is Western Premium. They have very affordable bags of chips, not too big but enough to get you through a nice cookout or two so you can start experimenting with different flavors.
Of course, every type of meal requires a different kind of wood, but I know most of you will be smoking up some meat, so I recommend these Oak wood chips to get you started as they are rarely overpowering but give a really great smoky flavor and they are great for beginners:
Firestarters are from saw dust, wood chips and other wood debris collected and recycled or repurposed for starting fires in charcoal grills.
They’re quite useful in starting fires to light up your charcoal lumps/briquettes without having to use lighter fluid or any liquid fuel, which are dangerous and undesirable in lighting up charcoal.
They catch quickly, even in damp (seaside/rainy/winter) conditions, and burn at least as fast as 15 minutes, which is a lot faster than starting the fire directly in the grill.
Buy only from these brands:
- Kamado Joe KJFS Fire Starters – 24 Count – 2 Pack
- Midwest Hearth Fire Starter Squares Quick-Light Non-Toxic (144-count)
- Pine Mountain StarterLogg Select-A-Size Firestarting Blocks, 24 Starts Firestarter Wood Fire Log for Campfire, Fireplace, Wood Stove, Fire Pit, Indoor & Outdoor Use
- Light-A-Fire, All Natural Fire Starter. BBQ, Charcoal, Wood Fire. 30 Pods with Container
- Better Wood Products Fatwood Firestarter Burlap Bag, 10-Pounds
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