cherry tree question

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by diverboss, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. I recently received  some fresh downed cherry wood from a tree the city cut down.   I have had it sawed into slabs for wood working, and as I run it through the surface planer, I get a lot of good wood "shavings"" out of it.

    My question is " Is this good enough to use in my MES 30" for ribs and Boston Butts?

    Thanks

    Skipper
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2015
  2. smokerjim

    smokerjim Meat Mopper

    i would say use them don't think it will hurt anything
     
  3. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    you bet they should be excellent. Just be careful how you store them so as not to mold.
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Watch the first few smokes... Wood shavings have tendency to catch fire...
     
  5. Tried the shavings yesterday in an empty MES. Seemed to work great. Left the smoker on for about 5 hours, good smoke, and no fire.

    Try it soon with food.

    Skipper
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good deal.... Thumbs Up... ...Thumbs Up....
     
  7. WOW, smoked a ham with the cherry wood shavings and WOW, was it tender, juicy and a great flavor!!
     
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You are hooked now.... Good luck... You'll have to smoke stuff 3-4 times a week now...... Thumbs Up
     
  9. Just finished a Pork butt smoked over cherry wood.

     

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