Apple Wood Chips:
Apple trees are a semi-hardwood that is found throughout most of the world's temperate climates. Apple Wood Chips are prized in the culinary world for their pleasant scent and the sweet smoke that comes with smoking using them. The flavor from smoking with Apple Wood Chips is very mild, another benefit to using these chips in smoking. The foods that benefit most from Apple Wood smoke are seafood, fish, and shellfish that benefit from the sweet treatment, like salmon. It is also fantastic with pork chops, tenderloin, and even veal. Apple Wood Chips are great for smoking fruits and vegetables too. When using Apple Wood Chips, soak them for at least 30 minutes in water, apple juice, ale, wine or cider, chardonnay, pinot noir or even pineapple juice. Remove the Apple Wood Chips from the soaking liquid and place them into the Napoleon Smoker Pipe, then place the pipe onto the sear plates of a gas grill. Conversely, you could place the soaked Apple Wood Chips into the smoker tray, integrated directly into the Napoleon Prestige PRO Series PRO665RSIB Gas Grill, or right onto the lit coals of an Apollo® 3 in 1 Charcoal Grill and Water Smoker. When the chips begin smoking, place your food directly on the grill and close the lid, trapping the sweet smoke in with the food. Remember to keep the lid closed and only check the food when necessary to get the most out of the Apple Wood Chip smoke flavor.
Hickory Wood Chips
The leafy Hickory tree is a species found abundantly around the world. It is a hardwood and is fantastic for long smoking meats, especially pork and bacon. The bold flavor produced by smoke from Hickory Wood Chips is bold and often associated with southern barbecue. Soak the Hickory Wood Chips in water for at least 30 minutes before you are ready to smoke. You don't have to use just water. Other liquid pairings go well with Hickory like beer, bourbon, ginger ale, Coke, apple juice, pineapple juice and even a cabernet sauvignon. Remove the wood chips from the liquid and place them in the Napoleon Smoker Tube, then directly onto the sear plates of your gas grill, on your burning charcoal in the Apollo® 3 in 1 Charcoal Grill and Water Smoker, or into the integrated Smoker Tray in the Napoleon Prestige PRO Series PRO665 Gas Grill. Once the Hickory Wood Chips begin to smoke, put the food you're adding flavor to on the grill. Keep the lid closed while smoking to get the most out of your Hickory Wood Chips.