Wild Cherry

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stratmoorefarms, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Is wild cherry wood ok to smoke with? I typically go by any nut or fruit bearing wood is ok to smoke with, but want to double check on wild cherry. I know that wilted leaves from a wild cherry are toxic to animals, and can kill cows, horses, etc. Because of this, I am cutting down any that I find within the fenced in areas on the farm. I have been burning the wood in the outside boiler, but a co-worker mentioned that I should use it in the smoker. He was unaware of the wilted leaves being toxic.

    Any thoughts?
  2. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As far as I know it's fine. Maybe knock off some flaky bark because that can lend a bitter flavor. I haven't used cherry much and it turns out to be stronger than I expected.
  3. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've used it many times. You're fine.
  4. Thanks.

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