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Unread 03-25-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Apple vs Cherry wood preference?

For those of you that have tried both, which do you prefer?

Can you describe the difference?
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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.
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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)!
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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
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I like apple for taste and cherry for color.
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Both... I been using a mix of apple and a bit of cherry.
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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
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I prefer cherry, seems to give a deeper smoke flavor. i dont use much, about 3-4 golf ball size
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A wise man once said 'Any wood is good for smokin' as long as it's Cherry.'

true dat.
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I'll usually use them mixed, 2 chunks apple to 1 cherry. I like the results. Sweet with a nice ring.
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Cherry on my comp. ribs for that nice rich mahogany color.
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I've noticed Cherry does a little better on color, but didn't really know a huge difference in taste over the Apple.
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I like both and like to use both at the same time
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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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