WESTERN BBQ Smoking Chips are primarily used to add wood smoke flavor to food cooked on gas and charcoal grills or electric smokers. Mesquite, a long-time favorite wood in the South, has a strong, sweet, hard flavor. Mesquite is great with rich, full-bodied meats like beef, duck, chicken and lamb. It can also be used to flavor seafood and vegetables. Six bags, 180 cu. in. each, comes packed to a box.