Nosing around the grills and accessory section. Pretty thin selection around here this time of year. But anyhoooo I find these planks of wood. Hickory and alder were the two types they had. They were about a foot long and 4 inches wide. Came bundled in about 4 planks per bundle. I am reading the directions on the back and it tells you to coat one side with vegetable or olive oil. Place unoiled side on grate above coals or flame (propane) place food directly on oiled side of plank and cook keeping a eye out for plank bursting into flames. Remedy for this was to squirt plank and your food with water bottle. Okay so I am new to this whole thing but I was totally surprised by this. My first impression when I picked these up off the shelf was you could split them into whatever size you would want as use them as sticks in your smoker. Has anyone tried these planks and what was the result?