Author Topic: Homemade liquid smoke  (Read 4600 times)

Offline theefrodofan

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Homemade liquid smoke
« on: December 16, 2015, 11:12:11 AM »
Has anyone made homemade liquid smoke using the "brewing" method of making a tea from partially smoked wood chips and then reducing that liquid? It sounds much easier than the condensation method that I've read about. I'd just buy it but I live in Congo and am almost out of the bottle we brought with us.

Offline Salmonsmoker

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Re: Homemade liquid smoke
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 06:53:22 PM »
I've never made liquid smoke, but general knowledge makes me think that the condensation method will produce a much "cleaner" liquid containing more smoke flavors and  aromatics by leaving behind a lot of the harsher flavor and aroma compounds. The brewing method( I'm a long time home brewer) is going to retain those harsher compounds and then concentrate them when you reduce the liquid. If you did decide to try both methods, I for one would be interested in the results of your test.
Give a man a beer and he'll waste a day.
Teach him how to brew and he'll waste a lifetime.