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Cherry with brisket?

Rafter RRafter R Posts: 120
edited 1:51AM in EggHead Forum
Have any of you used Cherry mixed w/ Pecan for your brisket? I got both and was considering the mix. Curious for your thoughts. I have always been a "mesquiter" but will be breaking new ground Friday night. B)


  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,671
    Cherry will be a lot milder than mesquite. I like apple cherry mix or sometimes hickory. If your looking for the stronger taste like mesquite you'll have to load up on the chunks.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    I use pecan on brisket.Never added cherry but don't see what it could hurt.Good Luck.
  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    Cherry adds a much darker color to the meat and bark. Still a mild flavor.
    Kent Madison MS
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    I've used cherry with brisket a few times. not a strong smokey flavour... but still there.
    context is important :)
  • Dust9000Dust9000 Posts: 26
    I use cherry with Pecan for a milder mix. Always use pecan with brisket. Never used mesquite on slow smokes. Mesquite is used in some places since it is cheap. Good for hot coals for fajitas.
  • Great mix for brisket!
    Enjoy B)
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