Cherry tree wood?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by jstew, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. jstew

    jstew Newbie

    Hey all,

    Rookie smoker here, just curious if I can lop off a limb from a cherry tree in my yard and use that for smoking. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yes, you can use cherry.
     
  3. jstew

    jstew Newbie

    Thanks, do I have to dry the wood or can it be used green?
     
  4. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Jstew you want the cherry wood completely dry. And I remove the bark from mine. 

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    Stan
     
  5. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    That depends on how you plan on using it and in what kind of pit you are cooking on. If you want to add some smoke flavor to grilled burgers or chicken, then you certainly can use it green. If you are cooking low and slow in a smoker and using wood chunks for flavor it is a good idea to cut it to the size you want to use and dry it for 6-8 weeks, minimum.
     

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