What You Need to Know About Wood Before Lighting the Grill

Chandra Ram

Your custom grill is only as good as the wood you use to fuel it. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you hit up the woodshed.

A single type of wood isn’t the best solution. 

First, grill with hardwood; softwoods like pine are too smoky. You’re better off with a mix of wood: one with a high BTU, like white and red oak, dogwood, pepperwood or eucalyptus; one...