Good things happen in threes. One of the best examples of this a three day weekend! Like many people here in the United States, an extra day off of work means time to meet up with friends, fire the grill with hemp bbq pellets and enjoy some food! Before you start your Memorial Day barbecue, we need to remember the reason behind this special holiday. Take a minute to pay respect to those that fought for our country and helped give us all we have to celebrate.
Now back to fun and grilling. Did you know that smoke is what differentiates barbecue from other types of cooking? Today, most grills and smokers use charcoal or gas to produce the heat, although a few use wood pellets or electricity. They get flavor and aroma from the addition of wood in the form of wood chips, chunks, bisquettes, pellets, logs or sawdust. When heated, they all make smoke.
From grill masters to backyard BBQ aficionados, pellets are picked because they are fantastic at infusing food with incredible flavor. Over time, you begin to really taste the subtle flavors that come by using different types of pellets. Some of the different kinds of pellets you can choose from are Alder, Cherry, Mesquite, Oak and Hemp.
Pellets made from hemp? That’s right! There is a company located in Canada’s principal industrial hemp growing area that makes Hemp BBQ Pellets. Plain Hemp makes hemp bbq pellets that are made from natural hemp fiber. On their website, they talk about some of the benefits of using hemp BBQ pellets like, for example, it’s unique flavor and great taste, they are safe and clean and are made from 100% hemp.
Plain Hemp’s intention is to provide their customers with a more natural and healthy lifestyle and their focus is on hemp. And why not? Hemp is an amazing crop. Hemp requires few pesticides, no herbicides and it has a very short crop rotation time. Hemp is not only eco-friendly but also environmentally sustainable. Let’s not forget that industrial hemp contains negligible amounts of THC, and is considered unsuitable for recreational use.
So before you start grilling your best burgers and hotdogs for your Memorial Day BBQ, make sure you have your hemp bbq pellets ready! Anything that comes off of your grill will be delicious, and will push your food from good to outstanding. Enjoy!.. and always be on the lookout for new uses of hemp!