Different woods are used to smoke the meat. Each type of wood contributes a distinctive effect on the flavor and color of the finished product. Woods frequently used include hickory, oak, maple, mesquite, apple, cherry, plum, and peach. Soft woods are never used due to the presence of resinous substances in the woods. As far as internal temperature of the meat is concerned, it should reach up to 160 degrees F. or higher. If this temperature is not attained, additional cooking in a conventional oven is necessary to produce a safe product. However, most people know about smoked ham, bacon or fish etc.
In the world of traditional barbecue smoking food, salt is the main ingredient common to all curing/smoking processes. It contributes to the flavor and texture of the meat, and discourages growth of spoilage microorganisms that could render the meat inedible. Some of other ingredients are also used to enhance the flavor and improve the appearance of the finished product. In some of the cases, the addition of sugar counteracts the salty flavor, drying, and toughening and that results when only salt brine is used.
The food smokers available in the market today are specialized in a wide range of food smoking products and accessories. Smoking food is fast becoming the most popular outdoor cooking method. You can easily purchase your desirable smoker with various price range including vertical, horizontal, electric and stovetop smokers. They can also be used for traditional barbecuing, food smoking, roasting & water smoking. A new product that is attracting customers today is the Proq Cold Smoke Generator which is simple in look but ideal enough for smoking cheese, sausages, fish etc.
About Outcooker Products
Outcooker products play key role in proffering real barbecue to you and using the most effective real wood smoke. Propane and the SmokePistol are wonderful electric smokers available with us to provide you wonderful meal including pork butts, ribs, beef brisket or turkey etc with real fruitwood smoke to get alluring flavor.