ブタ
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 10-11-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
rg02
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 08-08-12
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default help: how to identify cherry, apple, pear wood

found an add on the local craigs list for free wood for smoking. i have no idea how to identify wood types, i have always bought them from the local firewood store already cut in chunks. picked up quite a few limbs of what the people said should be cherry, apple, peach, or pear. i have no idea what i got and if it is safe to smoke. does anyone have a website they know of that has pictures to identify different types of smoking wood? i will try and post some pics of what i got when i get home from work later today........

any help is greatly appreciated!
__________________
--Modified ECB---Mini WSM---22.5" Weber blue OTG---'69 18.5" Weber redhead----Mav ET-732
rg02 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-11-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
fantomlord
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 09-24-12
Location: Sauk City, WI
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I had a similar situation recently...found it on CL, said it was cherry wood (downed in storm). Loaded up the back of my car with a bunch of nice sized pieces on the way in to work that night. I checked on the listing the next day to see if I could grab some more, but the listing had been changed to say it was a mix of cherry and box elder. Now I'm not sure what I've got, and if it'll be ok to use.
fantomlord is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-11-2012, 03:37 PM   #3
CarolinaQue
is Blowin Smoke!
 
Join Date: 06-23-07
Location: North Berwick, ME
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Cherry bark looks like pine bark a bit. The real give away for cherry is the color of the heart wood. It should be a salmon pink color.
__________________
Tim

[COLOR=darkred]“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”[/COLOR] - Mark Twain

- Beautiful family
- Home made trailer mounted reverse flow offset w/ vertical chamber, Weber OTG and an ECB
CarolinaQue is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-11-2012, 04:04 PM   #4
cliffcarter
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 02-21-11
Location: Old Town, Maine
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Black cherry bark-



black cherry wood-



Does any of yours look like it?
cliffcarter is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-11-2012, 07:50 PM   #5
rg02
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 08-08-12
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

This is what I got:






Crappy pics --- hope someone can identify what i got! :)

I can get more pics if needed
__________________
--Modified ECB---Mini WSM---22.5" Weber blue OTG---'69 18.5" Weber redhead----Mav ET-732
rg02 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-11-2012, 08:16 PM   #6
cliffcarter
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 02-21-11
Location: Old Town, Maine
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Safe to say that you didn't get any black cherry. It all looks like fruit wood IMHO, the two larger pieces to the front of the pile look to be cherry of some sort. Burn some, "if it smells good, it is good" is a good rule of thumb.
cliffcarter is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-11-2012, 08:37 PM   #7
rg02
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 08-08-12
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Thanks cliff. Any other wood experts? :).
__________________
--Modified ECB---Mini WSM---22.5" Weber blue OTG---'69 18.5" Weber redhead----Mav ET-732
rg02 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-11-2012, 08:45 PM   #8
WineMaster
Babbling Farker
 
WineMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-16-07
Location: Southern MN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Im thinking its all Apple
__________________
Dan

MJH From Backyard Bomber BBQ -- Junior
YS 640 Comp
22.5 Weber Kettle
Blue Thermopen

Comp Team
Wine & Swine
WineMaster is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-11-2012, 09:11 PM   #9
CarolinaQue
is Blowin Smoke!
 
Join Date: 06-23-07
Location: North Berwick, ME
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I'm thinking apple also.
__________________
Tim

[COLOR=darkred]“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”[/COLOR] - Mark Twain

- Beautiful family
- Home made trailer mounted reverse flow offset w/ vertical chamber, Weber OTG and an ECB
CarolinaQue is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-11-2012, 09:25 PM   #10
rg02
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 08-08-12
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Sweet! Gonna give it a whirl tomorrow on some wings and maybe a chuckie
__________________
--Modified ECB---Mini WSM---22.5" Weber blue OTG---'69 18.5" Weber redhead----Mav ET-732
rg02 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-12-2012, 09:35 AM   #11
schoonch
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 08-02-05
Location: Port Jefferson, NY
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

It looks like cherry to me.
schoonch is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 10-12-2012, 01:48 PM   #12
Fat Woody
is one Smokin' Farker

 
Fat Woody's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-29-09
Location: Lenexa, Kansas
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Another vote for apple there. When in doubt, make a fresh cut and use your nose; cherry has a distinct almond/cherry scent, hickory and oak have a nutty smell, apple is a little trickier, but the bark helps identify it. Usually young apple is reddish brown (like the photos) and ages to gray, lots of knots and if they are from an orchard, scars from trimming.
__________________
Head Groundskeeper - Squirrel Haven Estate, Lenexa, KS
Chief Cook of the infrequently competitive Fullwood Bros' BBQ Team
Cigar Lounger, Malt Beverage Tester
Owner/Operator of: Superior "Stealth" SS2, Brinkmann "Lefty" Bandera clone (retired), Comalco Black Dog grill, and various Weber kettles.
World's fastest Belgian/Cuban Racing Yellow thermapen.
Fat Woody is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-12-2012, 07:28 PM   #13
rg02
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 08-08-12
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Hard to tell what it was . I don't have a keen sense of smell lol. I'm thinking it was apple, hard to say though----- I posted a post on my first chuckie and have pics of product there--- before I let it rest it turned a little mahogany so maybe it was cherry?
__________________
--Modified ECB---Mini WSM---22.5" Weber blue OTG---'69 18.5" Weber redhead----Mav ET-732
rg02 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-12-2012, 08:37 PM   #14
Jethro1
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 01-16-12
Location: Maine
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Black cherry also has a very dark bark when young. The wood in the photos is some variety of Prunus, but not Prunus nigra (black cherry). There are several Prunus varieties. Apricot, cherry, etc. A quick Google search will hit the nail for you.
__________________
"Yes honey. I don't know what I was thinking."
Jethro1 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 10-12-2012, 08:38 PM   #15
Jethro1
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 01-16-12
Location: Maine
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

sorry Prunus serotina.

__________________
"Yes honey. I don't know what I was thinking."
Jethro1 is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts