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Poll Results: wood for smoking

Poll expired: Mar 20, 2012  
  • 47% (8)
    hickory
  • 5% (1)
    mesquite
  • 0% (0)
    maple
  • 0% (0)
    ceder
  • 11% (2)
    apple
  • 0% (0)
    pine
  • 11% (2)
    pecan
  • 23% (4)
    cherry
17 Total Votes  
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by HarleySmoker View Post



They make Cedar planks out of WESTERN cedar for smoking Salmon and vegetables. The EASTERN cedar is the one that is toxic, so I would buy the planks packaged  in the grocery store to make sure it is safe other than going to the lumber yard and getting cedar not knowing where it came from.

 

http://www.firepit-and-grilling-guru.com/cedar-plank-cooking.html



Both cedars can be used for grilling, red cedar is used more because the modern version of plank grilling of fish is a west coast idea originally and red cedar predominates there. Red cedar is usually preferred for cedar chests because of its pesticide like qualities that ward off insects and the fact that it prevents mold and fungus growth, this would seem to indicate that red cedar has more of those oils that create that distinctive cedar smell and taste than white cedar.

 

3 sites that sell white cedar planks-

http://www.truenorthcedar.com/grillingplanks.html

http://www.discountgrillingplanks.com/

http://www.mainegrillingwoods.com/buy/grilling-planks/?product_type=14&wood_type=25

 

post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by cliffcarter View Post



Both cedars can be used for grilling, red cedar is used more because the modern version of plank grilling of fish is a west coast idea originally and red cedar predominates there. Red cedar is usually preferred for cedar chests because of its pesticide like qualities that ward off insects and the fact that it prevents mold and fungus growth, this would seem to indicate that red cedar has more of those oils that create that distinctive cedar smell and taste than white cedar.

 

3 sites that sell white cedar planks-

http://www.truenorthcedar.com/grillingplanks.html

http://www.discountgrillingplanks.com/

http://www.mainegrillingwoods.com/buy/grilling-planks/?product_type=14&wood_type=25

 


I only used the planks 1 time, a gift for Christmas and will do it again.  I always thought Cedar was poison so I searched online before use  and that was what I came up with. I never heard of Northern Cedar, and worked in lumber yards in Ohio for many years.

 

My main point of the post was don't try and save a few bucks and run to the lumber yard, grab a long board of Cedar and cut to length yourself not knowing what it is, regardless of what it is named. After all that is building material, not for food use. 

 

What I read was West is good, East is bad,,,,,,,,,buy the prepackaged planks from the grocery etc., they are food safe, to make sure you don't get sick or poisoned.

 

post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by HarleySmoker View Post


I only used the planks 1 time, a gift for Christmas and will do it again.  I always thought Cedar was poison so I searched online before use  and that was what I came up with. I never heard of Northern Cedar, and worked in lumber yards in Ohio for many years.

 

My main point of the post was don't try and save a few bucks and run to the lumber yard, grab a long board of Cedar and cut to length yourself not knowing what it is, regardless of what it is named. After all that is building material, not for food use. 

 

What I read was West is good, East is bad,,,,,,,,,buy the prepackaged planks from the grocery etc., they are food safe, to make sure you don't get sick or poisoned.

 



I was not trying to bash you in any way, I guess I had seen this red = good, white = bad thing too many times to not say something. I suppose I should really go to the site you posted and see if I can convince them to correct the misinformation. It is a site I have bookmarked but I didn't know this was posted on it.

 

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