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Hello everyone,
I was planning on building a small smoker out of pine or cedar for smoking at a temps of 150 to 200.F with the heat and smoke source love located at the base of the smoker but I am concerned about what wood to use if any. I've seen videos of smokers being made out of pine and cedar but wonder if these woods are safe to use and if they can handle the temperatures stated above. I've aso read on one thread that pine and cedar should only be used for cold smoking, while another thread stated that pine and cedar maybe used at higher temperatures and still others say to avoid both woods all together as these woods tend to be toxic when exposed to higher temperatures. So I am left to wonder who is right and who is wrong and can I build a safe smoker from these materials? Any info is appreciated, thanks.