So I have broken ground on the new smokehouse and need to make a decision. The house will be board and batten style, located in Central Texas, build on a side hill with a separate firebox and a buried 6" stove pipe running slightly uphill to the house. I plan to both hot and cold smoke....I will start to frame it this week but have not yet purchased my materials for the walls and ceiling.
My buddy at the lumberyard can get me a good deal on Western Red Cedar fence slats. The wood is really aromatic but I assume that will fade rather quickly,,, especially after seasoning the house a few times. Does anyone have any experience using cedar fencing material for a smokehouse? I like the idea of a cedar house and the longevity of the wood. My other choice is to go with 8" pine but it will be pricey that way. Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks - Ryan