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Plum: Anyone Use It?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by silverwolf636, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. silverwolf636

    silverwolf636 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I went out today to cut down my sister-n-law neighbors -apple- tree. Well, when I got there it was a plum tree. LOL. Anyhow, has anyone ever used plum? If so, what foods and how did they turn out?

    Thanx gang,


  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Plum is great sweet wood for smoking . dry at least 6 months . i use sweet wood on pretty much everything but beef.
  3. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I've used plum on pork spares and yard birds...it's a great sweet smoke wood for those milder flavored meats. It would be good for pork loins, center-cut chops and shoulder steaks, as well.

  4. silverwolf636

    silverwolf636 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanx for the replies. It sounds as though I've made a good catch here. 

  5. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I got a bunch from my brother in law. 

    I find it similar to cherry.
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Plum is a very good wood to smoke with!.  Similar to Apple, but not a sweet as Peach.  I have a some in Sawdust form and it's  very nice.

    Next time you cut down a tree, fill the oil reservoir with vegetable oil and you can use the chainsaw chips for smoking too.


    Good Score.
  7. I have been using plum since last winter when an ice storm wrecked my plum tree. I have used it for pork butt, salmon and cheese. I have also taken limbs on my table saw to make saw dust for my cold smoker, that too has worked well for me.

    good luck