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Can you BBQ with mesquite wood?

Can you BBQ with mesquite wood?

Mesquite wood is the best wood for smoking dark meats that can stand up to the strong flavor of mesquite, such as Texas-style brisket, wild game meat, duck, lamb, and Tex-Mex barbacoa. Try mesquite coals for grilling steaks, vegetables, and other quick-cooking, flavorful foods.

What is the best wood to use for BBQ?

Hickory. This is the “universal wood” used in BBQ and meat smoking. It’s the popular choice because it can deliver near perfect results and can be easily obtained. The flavor of hickory wood is described as savory, hearty, with almost a bacony tang to it.

Is mesquite good for grilling?

Mesquite coals are a popular way to grill steaks, as it burns hotter and lasts longer than traditional charcoal. You also get some of the taste without the overwhelming smoke, which is helpful when grilling more tender cuts of meat. But the strong flavor still may be too much for chicken and fish.

Is it better to cook with wood or charcoal?

When compared to charcoal, cooking wood offers a better flavor. Charcoal doesn’t necessarily produce a bad flavor. However, most people will agree that grilled food tastes better when cooking wood is used as the fuel rather than briquette or lump charcoal.

Which is better mesquite or hickory?

Hickory is a more versatile smoking wood than mesquite. It’s great for pork (e.g. 3 2 1 ribs) and all red meats. Mesquite, on the other hand, is only suitable for certain types of meat, such as wild game, beef brisket, duck, and lamb. It however might be too powerful for chicken, fish, ribs, and even pork shoulder.

How long does it take to season mesquite wood?

Seasoning Mesquite Firewood In most cases, it takes about six months to properly season mesquite firewood. It is not an overly “wet” wood and won’t stay green for too long. You do need to be careful about storing your mesquite firewood undercover but allowing air to get to it.