Just finishing up a small remodel project using native Florida Black Cherry. I have intentionally used no other species during this project, keeping the contents of the dust collection system pure cherry. This of course contains shavings from the thickness planer, joiner, shaper, router table and saw dust from the saws. I bought this rough sawn from a local saw mill 6 or 7 years ago, and have had it stickered to air dry since. I also have all the drops (cutoffs) saved in dry storage. I have a home made reverse flow smoker, that I usually build a charcoal fire and feed splits to for both heat and smoke. The moisture content of this cherry is very low. If I burn it by itself, I'm sure it's gong to burn very hot with very little smoke. Would it be better to soak the chips/sawdust and place them in a cast iron frypan over the coals, or just sprinkle on the bed of coals? How about the drops? I want to do some Canadian Bacon, Pork Butts, Ribs & chicken over this wood. I really don't want to burn it all at once, rather feed it on top of charcoal or oak coals.