If you’re looking to add a new level of flavor to your commercial charbroiler using wood chunks can be a game-changer. Here are seven ways for your commercial charbroiler:
1. Choose The Right Wood
Different types of wood impart different flavors. For example, mesquite wood chunks will give a strong, smoky flavor while cherry wood will give a sweeter, more subtle flavor.
2. Soak The Wood
Soak the wood chunks in water or other liquid for at least 30 minutes before using them. This will help the wood to smoke, rather than burn, which will result in a better flavor.
3. Arrange The Wood
Place the soaked wood chunks in a metal smoker box or directly on the charbroiler’s grates. Try to spread them out evenly to ensure even smoking and heat distribution.
4. Preheat The Charbroiler
Preheat the charbroiler to the desired temperature before adding the wood chunks. This will produce a consistent smoke and flavor and prevent the wood from burning too quickly.
5. Monitor The Temperature
Keep an eye on the temperature of the charbroiler and adjust the vents or temperature controls as needed to maintain a consistent cooking temperature.
6. Don’t Overdo It
Don’t use too much wood at once. Over-smoking your food can result in an overpowering flavor that overshadows the natural taste of the meat.
7. Experiment With Different Flavor Combinations
Try mixing different types of woods to create unique and delicious flavor combinations. Experiment with hickory and applewood for a sweet and smoky flavor or oak and maple for a milder, earthy taste.
By following these tips, you can elevate your commercial charbroiler game and deliver mouth-watering dishes to your customers. Don’t be afraid to get creative and have fun with it – the possibilities are endless!