Weber 'Firespice' chips, $4 at GrillStuff.com.
Western chips, $3 at the Barbecue Store.
Northwoods chips, $4 at the Charcoal Store.
Jack Daniel chips, $7 at Amazon.com.
Nothing's more masculine than cooking meat over an open flame. And smoke is an integral part of the grilling process. But while charcoal will do the cooking, it's the wood chips you lay over the gray, firey coals that add the flavor you're after. If you have a gas grill, you can use the smoker box (a small, slender drawer near the grill). And while the word "mesquite" might come to mind when you think of barbecue, your best bet is hickory, which imbibes a smoky flavor without overpowering the meat. Got a match?
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