I just bought some bourbon barrel wood chunks from CharcoalStore and was thinking about what to cook with this. First thoughts are chicken and steaks. I just did steaks the past 2 weekends so I'm leaning more towards chicken, possibly thighs? What are your thoughts on this and any other foods you could smoke with bourbon barrel wood? Also, since it has a very strong smell, I'm assuming I should use significantly less than I would of hickory, peach, apple, etc... Especially with chicken. Am I right? Maybe 1 chunk to start? Or if you measure in ounces like I do, I'd love to know.
Second question is my son is in culinary school and he mentioned wanting a meat grinder 1 day. I was thinking about buying him one for his birthday in June. Do you have any suggestions for a good one?