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Glenn
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24 15 12:03 pm    Post subject: Score! Wild Cherry wood Reply with quote

We just purchased this house in March and on the property line was a two-trunk wild cherry tree. Well, on Thursday we were sitting on the deck and out of the blue, one half starts to fall in front of us. Landed in the woods without hurting anything.

The other half hung over the neighbors deck, 3 season porch and master bedroom. This half was about 80ft high and was at about a 30-35 degree angle. With the root structure rotted, this monster was an accident waiting to happen. We thought the tree was on our property, but the lady next door thought it was on hers (we own a twin-home) and decided to have it cut down before it fell down. Darn, I don't have to pay for it Laughing

Bottom line, her Son in Law wanted a large portion of the trunks for turning bowls, and I get whatever I want that he doesn't. I'm going to share with a friend and my boss, both of which are into smoking like I am.

You can't beat free (other than labor) wood for smoking!








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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24 15 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That ought to last a while!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24 15 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes sir! It's always nice to have something like that fall into your lap. A lot of folks aren't quite as fortunate and they have to really scavenge for their smoking wood. Nice score!
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Glenn
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07 16 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So after a year of seasoning...I used some of this on baby backs this weekend. I've always used hickory, so I thought I would try all cherry.

I love it! A milder flavor and and I used less finishing sauce so they were more on the "naked" side.

I used some of the smaller stuff, so now I have to split a bunch of the larger pieces.

What's that honey? Why yes, I DO need to go buy a log splitter! Can't be hurting the back now, can I?

Very Happy
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