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Trumpstylz 03-25-2013 10:23 PM

Apple vs Cherry wood preference?
For those of you that have tried both, which do you prefer?

Can you describe the difference?

DriverWild 03-25-2013 10:28 PM

I prefer apple although cherry seems to give a richer smoke ring. It's just a personal preference, I think cherry gives the meat a little too much of a bitter flavor.

KotaChuk678 03-25-2013 10:31 PM


Originally Posted by Trumpstylz (Post 2423273)
For those of you that have tried both, which do you prefer?

Can you describe the difference?

Used Cherry on a brisket, was good just a little strong (might have used a little much) & just used apple on a roaster chicken very good and not overpowering at all (even mixed mesquite in with it)!

Tony A 03-25-2013 10:31 PM

I sway in favor of apple I feel it gives the food a sweet consistent flavor as already stated smoke ring is not as good but cherry can sometimes get bitter for my taste both are good woods I use both just more fond of the smooth sweet apple flavor

Lobsterbake 03-25-2013 10:38 PM

I like apple for taste and cherry for color.

Pyrotech 03-25-2013 11:05 PM

Both... I been using a mix of apple and a bit of cherry.

Scottydont81 03-25-2013 11:44 PM

I go back and forth, so far everything I have bbq with cherry has been great. Not that my cooks with apple were bad by any means. I just prefer cherry

po3po3 03-25-2013 11:52 PM

I prefer cherry, seems to give a deeper smoke flavor. i dont use much, about 3-4 golf ball size

nthole 03-26-2013 12:10 AM

A wise man once said 'Any wood is good for smokin' as long as it's Cherry.'

true dat.

tish 03-26-2013 01:44 AM

I'll usually use them mixed, 2 chunks apple to 1 cherry. I like the results. Sweet with a nice ring.

Gasket 03-26-2013 02:52 AM


Originally Posted by lobsterbake (Post 2423294)
i like apple for taste and cherry for color.


Skidder 03-26-2013 05:43 AM

Cherry on my comp. ribs for that nice rich mahogany color.

NickTheGreat 03-26-2013 06:24 AM

I've noticed Cherry does a little better on color, but didn't really know a huge difference in taste over the Apple.

Big George's BBQ 03-26-2013 06:30 AM

I like both and like to use both at the same time

DirtyChurro 03-26-2013 08:01 AM

I like using apple and cherry at the same time. I do like using cherry only when I do ribs. I really love the color and the sweet flavors it imparts. I personally haven't noticed any bitterness when I have used either wood.

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