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Tell me about cherry wood.

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I just got some cherry wood from a guy I work with. I have to split it up into smaller pieces to fit in my smoker but I got 3 chunks that are about 18" long and 12"-14" diameter. If I want I can get a lot more.
post #2 of 16
It is good stuff. Mild flavor. Lighter kind of flavor, like apple or something, not overpowering.

To me the biggest thing cherry adds is in the color department, I like to add some cherry when I have it on hand to a rib cook........seems to turn them a nice red on the inside.
post #3 of 16
I love cherry, mix with some maple or oak for a really nice flavor.
post #4 of 16
Lucky dawg! I love fruit woods, especially cherry and apple! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif Like FBJ said, it is a lighter flavor... very good with pork and fish (well, actually anything...)
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, cant wait to try. I'm bringing my truck tomorrow and going to load up on it! Cant beat free wood.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
The only fruit wood I have used is apple and they were the chips. I liked it but just dont like using chips anymore, like using the chunks much better.
post #7 of 16
Get all you can. Get it cut, split, and let it season for a while... you'll be glad you did. Like was said, it is a light flavor and adds a nice color. Mix it with some other types of wood for a blend.
post #8 of 16
Get as much as you can!! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gifPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

Cherry is WONDERFUL! Mixing a bit of Cherry with Pecan is my favorite!
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Its already seasoned, I think. Its been cut for about 3 years I was told, I just need to cut into smaller pieces.

How would it be for cheese? I want to try some cheese this winter.
post #10 of 16
I agree with Joe, if you want a stronger smoke flavor cherry is not the wood to use. I like using cherry mixed with othere woods...I have also used it to smoke cheese with great results.
post #11 of 16
Cherry and Apple (any fruit wood for that matter) are my favorite, especially for pork. I use my chainsaw to buck up the logs but then I use my band saw to get them down to "chunk" size. The band saw works great without too much sawdust waste ....
post #12 of 16
I agree, get all you can and then send some my way PDT_Armataz_01_29.gif .

I love cherry wood, I mix it with apple or hickory.
It does tend to give food a deeper color, then hickory or apple.
You will be pleased with the results.
Best of luck.
post #13 of 16
It comes from cherry trees, and is an EXCELLENT smoking wood. Grin.
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hey Rich I knew it came from a cherry tree, I'm not a Michigan fan!PDT_Armataz_01_14.gifbiggrin.gif
post #15 of 16
ooo ! <Rim shot> Right to the heart! But I DID tell you all you needed to know, since ya asked. One never knows what level an OSU fan may be at ;{)

<you got two weeks!>
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
nice come back. You are right, we've got 2 weeks, then a nice lay off before the national title game PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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