Wood chips are, as the name describes, pieces or “chips” of wood. They are a by-product of a variety of lumber industries, especially logging companies and sawmills. They are many types of wood chips, as well as several general uses for them.
Cooking With Wood Chips - In grilling, the smoke that rises from chips contains trace amounts of the wood. These particles of wood are absorbed, imparting flavor to the meat. Wood chips from fruit trees like apple, cherry, and peach result in a sweeter flavor, naturally. The physical properties of certain types of wood chips mesh more effectively with different types of meat.