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Fruit Woods


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Joined Dec 23, 2011
Fruit woods are scarce and expensive around here. I have found an online source to buy wood in bulk at a reasonable price. Post Oak and Cherry wood are favorites and would be my first choices to purchase.

I was thinking of trying Peach and Apricot and was wondering if anyone else used these woods.


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I live in a fruit-growing region and have tried several different fruitwoods. They are milder tasting than oak. Cherry adds some color. Someone with a more discerning set of tastebuds could chime in, but I didn't notice any taste difference between the stone fruit woods (peach, apricot, plum, etc) and the pome fruits (apples, pears). Consequently, I keep cherry and apple stocked because I can get it easiest.


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i've smoked with peach when I prune my tree, it's a light tasting smoke in my opinion sort of like apple. hickory is my favorite.


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I use apple when I have trimmings from our tree. Otherwise for fruit wood I use mulberry, I swear if a bird poops a mulberry tree starts growing. But then again it does make a good wine



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I use fruit woods all the time. I get Peach from and orchard nearby. My personal favorite is Pecan and Cherry mixed.

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