Originally Posted by CarolinaQue
I think that there's a difference between cooking with red oak coals and cooking with red oak sticks.
As far as the cherry smell, I've always thought it had a very pleasant smell...especially when burning.
True. I've used red oak sticks in my trailer pit before with good results, though. Of course, it's not too airtight. And yeah, cherry smells a lot better burning than it does fresh. That's the same thing I was saying about red oak. Green cherry wood especially has a really bitter, acrid odor.