Cold smoking versus hot smoking: what's the difference? In cold smoking, the purpose is to flavor a food with smoke. The heat ranges from around 90 to 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The burning wood is held in another chamber and the smoke is pumped in to where evaporated sea salt basks in the smoldering aroma. A hot smoke means the food is getting cooked and flavored simultaneously. The food sits in the same chamber with the burning wood and temperatures range between 165 and 185 Fahrenheit.
Hot smoking salt causes it to cook and become brittle, and the flavor to become metallic and bitter (like putting on an old penny on your tongue).
Our smoked salt is carefully cold-smoked to ensure that the salt retains its textural pop when you bite into it while ensuring smoke seeps into every crystalline crevice. This sea salt was smoked low and slow, like a barbecued brisket done right. You can see it in the tea-colored crystals and smell it in the aroma.
Our Applewood Smoked Sea Salt is our mellowest smoked salt. Wood from the apple tree is naturally fruity and sweet. These qualities follow the smoke into the salt. You'll taste less bitterness and the smoke isn't as obstinate. This is the salt to use when you want a smokiness that layers well with other flavors instead of pushing them aside.
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All orders at Spice Enthusiast are delivered to your door in a heat-sealed resealable Kraft bag for optimal freshness and shelf-life. Please store your ingredients in a cool, dry place.
Spice Enthusiast is unable to accept returns or exchanges on food products because they are perishable items. Our products are packaged fresh at the time of your order in premium Kraft packaging. For this reason, returns can't be placed back into inventory. All of our spices, herbs, blends and ingredients are of the highest quality and we stand by our products.
If you have an issue with a product please contact us within 20 days of your order and we will provide a replacement. If you received the wrong product or a shipment was damaged, please contact us within 24 hours of delivery and we will provide a replacement. We will request images of damaged product.