Originally posted by Board-O:
I cooked salmon on the grill with mesquite or hickory in the smoker box and liked it very much. I supposed you could use cedar for this also.
Board-O, if you want your fish to taste like an old cigar box this would be the way to go. Cedar is way to strong a wood to chip up and put in a smoker box. All you are looking for is to impart a mild flavor in the fish, not smoke a Cohiba with it.
mwagner7700, remember that when you use this plank you soak in it water for about an hour before you use it so it doesnt burn at all. It wont even smoke as you are not going to put it over a burning fire, just coals or a propane grill.
You can pick up an untreated cedar plank at the hardware store cheaper than WS, it just doesnt have the picture of the fish on it or a logo
I would also say the life of them is about 4 or 5 times then they start to mellow from the soakings, not from the burnings.