Wood smoke adds to the mystique of outdoor cooking and gathers people around the fire. Adding wood chips and chunks to the grill boosts the flavor of any grilled food. On charcoal grills wood chips can be used directly on the hot coals. Wood chunks can even be used instead of coals. On gas grills add smoky flavor with the use of a smoker box for smoking wood chips. Mesquite is a classic in smoking. Its strong, rich flavor works well with beef and chicken.
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The Mesquite wood itself is great but the majority of the pieces are closer to being splinters than they are to being called chips. The small pieces will burn up too quickly (even after soaking in water). I've bought severly different brands of wood chips for my bbq and this product had by far the smallest chip size, I won't be buying this again.
I have made homemade some homemade corned beef in the past and this time I wanted to go further and turn my corned beef into pastrami. I smoked the corned beef in my smoker with the mesquite chips after soaking them for an hour in water and placing the chips on an old metal pie plate over the hot coals. I was very impressed with the out come 4 hrs later. The smells were just mouth watering. I removed the now converted corned beef to pastrami that was heavily rubbed with spices and pepper before smoking. Mmmmm it is smelling so fine. Couldn't wait to try a slice. It is just mouth watering and and almost fall apart meat. This smoke chip is so great on burgers also, or even just a roast of beef. Will be using this one a lot more.