Cherry Question....

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by jond, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Hi All,

    I am a newbie to smoking and have not used anything other than charcoal so far, however as charcoal will be nigh on impossible to get hold of for the next few months i have seen a load of cherry available locally, as i'm not sure if it would be suitable and don't really want to waste £90 ($200ish) i would appreciate input on the following description, i think i'll have to split it further and store it but all advice appreciated.

    CHERRY LOGS (LIMITED SUPPLY). 2nd picture show size of load although this picture is not cherry wood.
    THESE TREES WERE FELLED TWO YEARS AGO AND HAVE RECENTLY BEEN SPLIT INTO LOGS. YOU HAVE TO SMELL THE AROMA OF FRESHLY SPLIT CHERRY JUST LIKE BAKEWELL TARTS !!
    http://www.british-trees.com/guide/wildcherry.htm


    Cheers,


    Jon.
     
  2. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't see a 2nd pic, for load size, but for 200 bucks, it better be a dumptruck load. It is a very nice wood to smoke with, I use it every smoke, but I have a stickburner. If yours is designed for charcoal, then you may only need a few logs that you can cut into smaller chunks to toss on the coals during the smoke. There is a big ifference to go from using charcoal to tossing in logs or splits![​IMG]
     
  3. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, the pic should now be below. I have a CGSP with SFB which i believe can run on wood with a bit of charcoal to start, i'm sure i'll be corrected ;)

    http://i21.ebayimg.com/03/i/001/0a/1e/1689_1.JPG

    The cheapeast i have got charcoal is £5 for 7KG, the load is about a ton give or take. Q is pretty rare over here in the true sense, many are gas and most bbq's everything is burnt on the outside, raw on the inside :( i'm using less charcoal after reading on here and the minion method etc and learn with ever smoke but not so far esconced that i can't relearn with real wood ;)

    Cheers,

    Jon.
     
  4. Jon,

    I ain't never been to the UK, and I've never eaten a Bartwell Tart, but that load of wood is anything but cherry. Be careful - and that is not a very large load for US200. It isn't even a cord (4'x'4'x8').

    Here to save your butt from wood-seller destruction, Brad Simmons [​IMG]
     
  5. I get a load that size (loosely thrown in a pick up and barely rounded) of Hickory here for 50 bucks from the Amish.

    Brad
     
  6. Jon,

    As a Premier Member, I think Jeff is obligated to ship you a container of Hickory over the pond.

    Get on him about this - we all got one.....
     
  7. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, i have to add the load isn't cherry just indicative of size :)

    As for Bakewell tarts mmmmmm, cherry, almond paste with icing on top.

    I'll quite happily ship a box over lol

    Jon.
     

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