Barbecue smokers are not just for smoking meat twrwntm. In fact, they might even be called “food smokers.” There are some differences between smoking meat and smoking other types of food, such as the amount of time that they are smoked and the types of wood used to generate smoke and flavor.
For example, if you are smoking vegetables, you probably want to use mesquite or seaweed as the source of the smoke. Mesquite gives you a light, sweet taste, and seaweed gives you a tangy flavor. You can also use either of these when smoking meat, as well as hickory, alder, pecan, black walnut and cherry, among others. It is not advisable to use alder pecan or cherry when smoking vegetables as the flavor can be overbearing.
All types of food can be smoked in food smokers. The secret is controlling the smoke, temperature and time. This has become easier today due to some of the newer technologies. Electric smokers have digital controls, while external smoke generators allow you to control the amount of smoke that flows into the barbecue smoker or barbecue grill.