Liquid Smoke

The controlled burning of oak, mesquite, and other wood types produces smoke, which manufacturers condense and reconstitute in water. The process is known as deconstructive distillation.

Naturally derived colouring plays a critical role in broadening the visual spectrum of possibilities for liquid smoke.


Liquid smokes are typically in the range of pH 2 to 3. Liquid smoke uses colouring with stability at pH 3.0 or less.

naturally coloured liquid smokes for barbecue

Acid proof, Class IV caramel such as DDW050 enhances mahogany tones. For other hue options, carmine and turmeric demonstrate stability in acid.