So I am at my local fleet supply....

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by 3montes, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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. [​IMG] 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?
  2. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Tried planks with salmon and all turned out good. I was grilling though. Not smoking. Have not tried it on the smoker.
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Alder and cedar I have heard of... cut the hickory up if it's cheaper!
  4. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    These are planks for grilling/smoking not to cut up as wood to add to your charcoal.

    You preburn the plank, lay your food on top, then put it on a shelf in the smoker or grill. It is supposed to add the wood flavor to the meat.

    Alder planks are a great choice for fish, especially like it with salmon.
  5. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I used them once in a while, but I only use them for fish. They do add a little something to the flavor. By the way I never had them go up in flames. And they do stop the fish fromfalling through the slots on the greats(?). I've only used the Alder ones.

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