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wild cherry wood?

ChuckChuck Posts: 812
edited 10:35AM in EggHead Forum
Has anyone ever used wild cherry wood? If so, what meats do you use it on? Do you like it? Every year I cut down wild cherry in my yard, too many caterpillars, and have been putting it in the brush pile. Now I'm thinking I should have been saving all that wood. Any thoughts would be appreciated.[p]Chuck


  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,523
    if it is the wild Black Cherry like I have around here in Virginia, it is excellent for smoking. I have been using it on everything (pork, beef, salmon) for a year now. Wonderful smelling wood. Mild and a little sweet. Ours get the tent caterpillars also. Real pretty tree in th early summer...right about when the caterpillars are chowing down on the gorgeos green leaves.[p]Use it, and enjoy. 5 or 6 months after cutting up, and it is prime to go.
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  • sprintersprinter Posts: 1,188
    Chuck,[p]I use a LOT of chery wood, have a bunch of hardwood cherry that I used for woodworking that is knotted up and warped. Not sure if its black cherry or what but the wood adds a real nice sweet smell and flavor. I'd say go for it, fruit woods are great to smoke with for just about anything.[p]Troy
  • Cherry is my favorite wood for chicken.

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