Does anyone have factual proof of any type that smoking meats w/ Pinion wood from the high desert in SW US in harmful to consume in any way?... I have personally tried ribs marinated in Mojo and smoked w/ this aromatic that was off-the-charts good... a cross between Oak, Cedar and Mesquite in my opinion.... I would like to use this myself at home.... Lowe's sells it for $10 /cu ft bag and is used mainly as an added scenting wood for chiminea's and fire pits. There bag says "not for cooking". Can anyone tell me the facts routed in science or FDA ruling... not just hearsay or it's a pine and harmful due to resins.... I can tell you the resin content is way low and resides mainly in the branch pieces that come in some of the cut wood pieces and can be avoided when smoking.... unreal smell and flavor.... any Pinion heads out there?.
Slicktraveler in Virginia