using cedar to smoke trout?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by dkmarb, May 11, 2012.

  1. dkmarb

    dkmarb Newbie

    any opinions on using cedar to smoke trout?  it is either cedar or hickory.

    I have some of the very thin cedar planks (almost paper thin).  I think hickory might be too strong. 
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Cedar is ok for planking, but it is resinous and not recommended for Smoking... Hickory is quite strong. Which ever you choose use a small amount and for a small amount of time, 1-2 hours tops...JJ
    Last edited: May 12, 2012
  3. I would use hickory.
    I use hickory to smoke fish quite frequently.


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