Grilling Wraps: Best Wood Choices & Brands to Buy

by Joost Nusselder | Last Updated:  May 4, 2020

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The most popular flavor of grilling wraps is cedar and alder. These are the only two flavors of wraps you can find on Amazon.

They pair well with all types of food and are considered somewhat ‘universal’ flavors

Cedar, specifically red cedar, is known as a classic pairing for salmon. In the Pacific Northwest of the United States, the Native population has been using cedar planks to smoke salmon for centuries.

But, did you also know that cedar wraps can be used to grill all kinds of foods, especially vegetables?

Have you tried grilling wraps

Cedar grilling wraps are best used with: chicken, salmon, shrimp, halibut, scallops, lobster tails, zucchini, asparagus,

Here is one of the top-selling grilling wraps on Amazon:

Wildwood Cedar Grilling Wraps

Wildwood Cedar Grilling Wraps

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Dimensions per sheet: 7.25” x 8.”

Customers love these cedar grilling wraps because they are made in the USA out of all-natural cedar wood without the use of additives.

So, the only flavor you’ll get is that authentic smokiness.

Cedar imparts smoky, spicy, and fragrant aroma.

Check them out here on Amazon

You can also try gourmet red cedar grilling wraps from Amazon:

Camerons Products Gourmet Cedar Wraps

Camerons Products Gourmet Cedar Wraps

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These wraps are a bit smaller, at 6”x8” and come in a four-pack, which is perfect if you are just experimenting with wraps or trying them for the first time.

They can be used on any type of grill, including gas, charcoal, stovetops, and ovens.

Check the latest prices and availability here

Another popular brand of grilling wraps is:

Fire & Flavor Western Red Cedar Wraps

Fire & Flavor Western Red Cedar Wraps

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These grilling wraps are natural products, made from 100% red cedar. This type of wood gives the most flavor to any kind of meat or vegetable, and even cheese!

Check prices here

Also read: how to use a grilling wrap

Buy in Bulk

If you are a huge fan of this grilling method and find yourself buying cedar wraps often, consider buying them in bulk from Amazon.

You can get a great deal here: 250 wraps at around $165, which comes out to about 0.66 cents per sheet!

These bulk packs are convenient to have at home. You can store these wraps anywhere as long as it’s away from heat and moisture, you don’t want them becoming damp.

Alder grilling wraps offer a more subtle and light flavor than cedar. The taste is considered medium to mild and has a hint of sweetness.

Alder should be paired with: vegetables, white fish such as halibut, pork, chicken, and shrimp.

Alder grilling wraps are not as popular as cedar. The website Wildwood grilling sells alder flavored grilling wraps in packs of 8.

Also read: this is what you can do with cedar planks in your grilling

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Lakeside Smokers is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with BBQ Smoking (& Japanese food!) at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.