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mathguy
04-26-2011, 09:52 PM
Hey brethren! A friend gave me some cherry wood and I noticed that it had a lot of pitch in it? Is this okay? Will it dry out? Not sure if I should use it or through it out? Please advise...:sign0092:

SmokyOkie
04-26-2011, 09:53 PM
You should definitely use it. Just make sure you keep a hot clean fire.

mathguy
04-26-2011, 10:37 PM
:sign0092:
You should definitely use it. Just make sure you keep a hot clean fire.

Joneser
04-27-2011, 06:56 AM
Cherry is some of the best tasting smoke to me. I use Cherry on my ribs. :thumbs up:
Like Tim said, just make sure your fire is burning efficiently (thin blue smoke) and then put your room temp meat on.

BluDawg
04-27-2011, 08:13 AM
Don't listen to the Oakie Send me that cherry wood for disposal:msn-wink: :roflmaoha0: Cherry with Pork is food of the BBQ Gods Smoke the guy a rack with the Cherry to keep the supply pipeline open

cliffcarter
04-27-2011, 09:18 AM
Hey brethren! A friend gave me some cherry wood and I noticed that it had a lot of pitch in it? Is this okay? Will it dry out? Not sure if I should use it or through it out? Please advise...:sign0092:
Is it sticky like pine pitch or just very wet?. I've not noticed pitch in black cherry before. Is the wood from a commercial orchard or an ornamental tree?

SmokyOkie
04-27-2011, 11:37 AM
Is it sticky like pine pitch or just very wet?. I've not noticed pitch in black cherry before. Is the wood from a commercial orchard or an ornamental tree?

I have seen cherry trees ozze sap into globs kinda like peaches do.

PigCicles
04-27-2011, 12:48 PM
I've been given some cherry before that was just like that. I let it season a bit before I got to it and it was perfect. Just so happens it was from around this time of year when storms had gone through and tore up a bunch of trees.

cliffcarter
04-27-2011, 01:06 PM
I have seen cherry trees ozze sap into globs kinda like peaches do.

I knew about the peach trees but the cherry sap is new. Interesting, has anyone given it the taste test?

SmokyOkie
04-27-2011, 03:17 PM
I imagine I have burnt a few sappy logs in my stickburner.

cabinetmaker
04-27-2011, 04:43 PM
Most fruit tress will have some pitch when green. It dries as the wood does. I wouldn't worry about pitch from cherry or peach. Its not like the pine sol that comes from coniferous trees. Think of it as syrup from a maple.:msn-wink:

Slim Jim
04-27-2011, 07:37 PM
My experince with cherry is that it when it is green it will have a pitch in the outer (lighter colored) ring of wood near the edge. After the wood is seasoned well it will be excellent for smokin! I cut a log length into 2" slices. It really dried (seasoned) quickly. Now when I mix it in charcoal I just take a hatchet and make small chunks the size of briquetts.

mathguy
04-27-2011, 08:56 PM
This is what the pitch looks like. I do remember M. M. of BBQ Pitmasters saying something like his secret was the sap from the peach trees he was using but he is sooooo full of it I didn't believe him? You all are soooo funnnnnn.....y! Thanks so much for your valuable input!:wow:

mathguy
04-27-2011, 08:58 PM
You should definitely use it. Just make sure you keep a hot clean fire.
Thanks!

SmokyOkie
04-27-2011, 09:40 PM
Thanks!

After seeing your pic...I stand by my initial statement. Just get a good hot fir up first.

cliffcarter
04-28-2011, 06:56 AM
I knew about the peach trees but the cherry sap is new. Interesting, has anyone given it the taste test?


Did you taste the sap? Do you know what kind of cherry tree the wood came from?

mathguy
04-28-2011, 10:25 PM
I haven't sampled any pitch! Not sure about the type of tree? I will ask him Friday and report back as to the type. :sign0092:

californiasmokin
09-14-2013, 10:25 AM
We're still waiting?:roflmaoha0:

Short One
09-14-2013, 11:14 AM
Hope you have enjoyed the cherry wood smoke. It is just about all I use in my stick burner. Not as harsh of smoke taste as some of the other smoking woods.

mathguy
09-14-2013, 01:17 PM
We're still waiting?:roflmaoha0:
Sorry, he didn't know what type it was. I used some in my WSM but NOT my lang!

californiasmokin
09-14-2013, 01:38 PM
Lets see some food to go with that cherry wood!:roflmaoha0:

Just teasing saw you were here and thought I would try and get you to post a cook .Glad you came by for a visit!:thumbs up:

BigDog
11-08-2014, 09:58 AM
ANOTHER VOTE FOR CHERRY WOOD :thumbs up:

BrisketJunkie
11-08-2014, 10:53 AM
Think I'll try some. Might even mix some apple with it the next time I do a butt or ribs. H'm, I have ribs to do tomorrow.:thumbs up:

kingkoch42
11-08-2014, 03:20 PM
I have used purchased Cherry dust - definitely good stuff with pork.

This year I pruned my 2 cherry trees, now I have to wait for it to dry a little but I did not have any sap running.