Alder is very popular in Eastern Europe and is used for smoking pork, fish, chicken & wild fowl.
When smoking fish alder gives a very pleasant sweet flavour. Outside of Ireland it is the go to wood for smoking salmon (we tend to use oak). Alder has a delicate flavour and produces a neutral, balanced smoke.
If you use alder wood chunks for grilling meats such as steak, ribs and briskets, try mixing alder with our fruit wood species such as apple and cherry for a delightful flavour.
Sold in 2kg bags (usually overfilled for better value).