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Plum wood chunks

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by doug123, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. doug123

    doug123 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I recently bought some wood chunks and got a pound of plum.

    I was thinking about using it to smoke a turkey breast this weekend.

    I also have apple so I am undecided which to use.

    I think I have heard that plum wood is good with turkey?

    Has anyone done it? I figure I might go with the plum just to try it. Got to use it for something :D

    Thanks
     
  2. willkat98

    willkat98 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have not, but at the same time, I have always paired other fruit woods (apple, pear, cherry) with turkey with great results.

    This was in the "Guide" in Dutch's post from the top of this forum:

    SWEET FRUIT WOODS - APRICOT, PLUM, PEACH, NECTARINE - Great on most white or pink meats, including chicken, turkey, pork and fish. The flavor is milder and sweeter than hickory.
     
  3. riz9

    riz9 Smoke Blower

    Doug,

    lately I have only used plum on everything. why, because my parents had me cut down a plum tree in their yard early this summer. Since it's dried out a bit and has been perfect on everything, and it's FREE. It's not nearly as strong as hickory or mesquite, and it's the only fruit wood I've used so I don't know how it stacks up against cherry and so on. But it has worked wonders for me. I haven't done turkey but chickens have turned out great so I say go for it!
     
  4. doug123

    doug123 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Thanks guys. Plum wood it is :D
     
  5. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Be sure and tell us how it goes :D
     
  6. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Send a sample over here and I will sample it for you.

    Sounds like plum wood and turkey could be a great combination