In my opinion, first he took too much fat off that brisket. It'll dry out for sure IMO. Second.... Cedar, while fine for a short cook with Salmon because when cooking with planks and cooking quickly, the oils in the wood come to surface and impact flavor, smoking with it is toxic. I've been told that people have used it, ate the food, and that cedar can cause problems like red welts on skin and your throat swelling shut. It should NEVER be used for smoke. If you want to potentially get sick, go ahead, but I'll stay away.
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Last edited by tadowdaddy; 09-21-2012 at 09:30 AM.