cherry wood quesion

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by smokinbobo, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. smokinbobo

    smokinbobo Fire Starter

    I have a nice size piece of cherry wood that I scaped up from a jobsite from a fallen tree a month ago, my co worker who seems to know his trees said its a cherry tree but he was unsure of what type of cherry. Is there any cherry out there that is better than another and any that you shouldnt use? I'll try taking a pic and posting later to see if anyone can tell me what kind.
  2. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not sure where you are located, but I just found out we have a tall, small berry type Cherry tree here in NW Florida. Now, I don't know how this compares with say, Bing Cherry trees, but the wood smells great when used in the smoker. I like to combo it with Pecan for Fish or Chicken and with Oak for Beef.
  3. smokinbobo

    smokinbobo Fire Starter

    I'm in the hudson valley, New York. We have a few different species of cherry I guess, I was more wondering if there was any type of cherry NOT to use for smoking. [​IMG]
  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A picture would be great.
    Around here we have lots and lots of wild cherry trees. Got a ton of it seasoning in the backyard.
    Don't know if one form of cherry is better than another but a true wood aficionado could tell you.
    But hey, if it's cherry it's good for smokin!
  5. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    If it was a big tree, probably Black Cherry. Good Stuff [​IMG].
  6. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use cherry alot.Wild cherry here can get 3-4 foot in circumference.

    I use red oak alot-abundant like cherry here..I keep a few cords for firewood, as both woods when seasoned are excellent firewood as well.

    Orchard cherry can have subtle differences from wild species.
    The orchard cherry i get tends to be prunings.

    Post a pic like you said...

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