Cherry wood question

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by hillbillyrkstr, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I bought a face cord of cherry wood last weekend.

    Guess my questions are how long do I have to wait before I use it to smoke? Tree was just chopped down last week. Also do I need to remove the bark when I use it to smoke?

    Any info would be great! Thanks.
  2. It will depend on the size of the splits as to how long it needs to season. As per the bark. Some people swear by the remove it. Some use it as is. If it is clean without any bugs I would use it as is.

    Happy smoken.

  3. radioguy

    radioguy Smoking Fanatic

    Wood for cooking season it at least a year from cut, split it down to size in 6-8 months a lot of the bark will fall off after drying. Mule is right about bark, IMHO

  4. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Here in the NW that is a quarter cord. Nice wood though. Be right for smoking next summer some time. stack it right and up off the ground and it will dry by midsummer.

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