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Unread 06-28-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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Default Soft wood

I have some Cherry wood that I'm splitting up for my drum. I haven't had real good luck with cherry, but really good with apple. Here is an observation. When I split my cherry wood chunk, I noticed that the inside is soft, as in I can flake it off with my finger....is the wood rotting? Should I not use it?
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If the heart is soft it's rotting, seasoned Cherry gives excellent flavor.
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Interesting thing about cherry... I can taste whatever gives cherries their flavor in food smoked with cherry wood. That substance must survive heat pretty well!

I particularly like it for salmon and hard boiled eggs.

I agree with bludawg that yours is rotting and I would not use it.
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If the heart is soft it's rotting, seasoned Cherry gives excellent flavor.
I was afraid of that. Thanks guys!
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Yep, sounds like it's rotting. That sucks.
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