- May 25, 2011
- near Blacksburg, VA
So we'll cast aside "cedar", unless it's genus name is Juniperis.I have read (online) that western red cedar smoke is highly toxic and should never be used for smoking meat. I once constructed a plug press out of it and the flavour was less than desirable. Also, I had uncured wrc fence boards on the floor of my curing shed when I first made it and you could taste the wood in the tobacco for a long time, also not good.
It's an excellent idea to check a source on wood toxicity. Here is one: http://www.hobbywoods.com/wood_toxicity.htm There are a number of others.