Dumb Question?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by bandcollector, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    This question may be showing my ignorance when it comes to selecting cherry wood for my smoker.

    Question: When folks here on the Forum suggest using cherry wood for various smokes, are they referring to wood from the trees that bare fruit for human consumption or the wood from wild cherry trees which most people use as firewood in their home fireplaces? Or can you use either one?

    If this was a dumb question forgive me in advance.

    Thanks, John
     
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No dumb questions, they'll both work!

    I prefer the wild Cherry trees up here!
     
  3. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    Either, as far as I know it is all good. Have some cherry going right now mixed with hickory doing 2 Boston butts and pastrami.
     
  4. tld

    tld Smoke Blower

    They'll both work. Doubt you could tell the difference.
     
  5. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thank you gentlemen for the information...........I guess I'm not as dumb as I look.....no, sound...........no, feel..........oh!....I'm still confused. lol

    I have a ton of cherry on my wood pile.......I guess I better get started smoking something.......Thanks again guys!

    Take care, John
     
  6. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have used wild for last 20 plus years.I hooked up with a local orchard and should have that shortly.I will post results of comparison.
     

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