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Old 07-05-2006, 09:42 PM   #1
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Cedar Plank

Can a person go to the lumber yard and obtain an untreated cedar plank and use it to grill salmon ?


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Old 07-05-2006, 11:31 PM   #2
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It is possible - if you have a good lumber yard where they really know their lumber, and are willing to do the cutting and planing for you (which you will be charged for) or if you have a friend who has a good woodworking shop that can rip and plane the untreated cedar planks for you.

Watch out for the obvious fist choice - cedar shingles. These are almost always treated with a fire retardant chemical these days.

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Old 07-06-2006, 12:42 AM   #3
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I'm always nervous I will somehow get a plank that is treated, so I just stick to the stuff I can buy that has a wrapper on it that says it's for food.
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Old 07-06-2006, 05:55 AM   #4
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Many of the big box lumber yards have culinary approved cedar planks. Check over by the BBQs. LOL

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