what type of cherry wood can you use

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by crewcab4x4, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    I have wild cherry trees back in my woods. But i'm not sure if the cherry you smoke with is the fruit tree type or the cherry used for trim and cabinets etc. I just cut down a large cherry tree , and was hoping I could use some of it for smoking . I have mainly been using hickory , and mequite but I would like to try some new woods , and since I already have this it would be easy access.

  2. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i dont see why you cant use wild cherry

    season that wood and burn baby burn
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    no different than using a crab apple
  4. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    heck I a cabinetmaker and I so into this that I pulled the kitchen apart to use for the smoker-spose I will use hickory next time for the new cabs.jus kidding,ya your cherry will be fine-let it dry first.
  5. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    There's the old saying, if it has fruits or nuts......... Try some pecan apple or oak too. Personall I think cherry taste like chloraseptic throat spray.
    wife likes it though.
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i LOVE cherry........specially the color it gives.......chicken and pork
  7. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I use wild cherry almost exclusively and love the taste. Its also easy to get around here, when folks know you want it they will let you know when they have one to get rid of.
  8. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit


    I bet I would like the wild cherry better.
  9. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the info . I can't wait until the wood is cured so I can start using it .

    Thanks alot
  10. Darn I cut 2-trees in front of my house this past summer 1 was a weeping cherry,, flowered in spring & the other one was red japanise maple ,, the red jap had some sort of disiese it died in 1 yr.. the weeping cheery was getting to big .. so i said chop chop .... bye !!! gave the wood away .... guese I should have kept some ???
  11. Thanks for the information.  I have a friend that has ALOT of the wood so I'm gonna use it.

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