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Cedar lump

CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,353
edited October 2017 in Off Topic
Been using a scrap Weber gas cook box for burning wood to season CI pans and clean burn ceramics etc. Threw some red hot cedar chunks into a portable mini kettle to choke the fire. Ended up with aromatic feather light cedar lump!  Any good for smoking salmon instead of cedar plank?

canuckland

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,773
    Only one way to find out, Gary! :)
    My first guess is that it may be a bit strong for fish since it's burning rather than just warmed up like a plank.


    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • scdafscdaf Posts: 81
    Can't think of any evergreen which produces palatable smoke, especially cedar.  Resins are too intense.
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,787
    Very cool.  I would think something quick, like shrimp maybe or lamb chops would be good with a kiss of cedar.
    Austin, TX
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,353
    edited October 2017
    @caliking ; I was thinking of using just 1 or 2 pieces for smoke, not 100% as fuel.
    @scdaf I'm just funning/fooling around, the small cedar chunks were red hot when I choked it, end product is very light and brittle. You think there's still nasty resin in it?  I have no clue to be honest.
    @Legume I'll probably experiment with a small item when cooking/eating solo!
    canuckland
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,773
    @caliking ; I was thinking of using just 1 or 2 pieces for smoke, not 100% as fuel.
    @scdaf I'm just funning/fooling around, the small cedar chunks were red hot when I choked it, end product is very light and brittle. You think there's still nasty resin in it?  I have no clue to be honest.
    @Legume I'll probably experiment with a small item when cooking/eating solo!
    Doh! Don't know why i didn't think of that :) I just (wrongly) assumed you were going to cook all on cedar lump. 

    A piece or two should add a nice aroma and flavor.  Try it and report back please! Now I'm curious.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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