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Old cedar planks

GQuizGQuiz Posts: 684
Just curious... After using the planks to cook salmon, once they're basically trashed, anyone ever break them into smaller chunks and use them to supplement the lump? You know, like you would do with apple, cherry or mesquite.

XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    I would'nt, I would think you would get a fishy odor coming off the wood. But it's worth a try and see waht happens.

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    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • tamu2009tamu2009 Posts: 275
    I've been wondering the same thing. I have a few planks from my last cook, and it pains me to think about just throwing them away...
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,321
    You guys aren't just using them once are you?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,082
    If you have one, toss them into the fireplace or green re-cycle if your community does that sort of thing. Mine are pretty much charcoal when I'm done, average is about 4 cooks to the shake. 
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  • EvansEggerEvansEgger Posts: 54
    I clean them off and reuse them. I usually can get a good number of cooks off of them.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,321
    If you have one, toss them into the fireplace or green re-cycle if your community does that sort of thing. Mine are pretty much charcoal when I'm done, average is about 4 cooks to the shake. 
    Are you using shakes? I'm picturing guys buying $7.00 planks and tossing them after a single use.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • I usually get 3 cooks per plank and I'll chop em up and toss them in only when I'm going to cook more salmon.

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  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 684
    I'm getting three cooks out of them. I just figured if the cedar imparted such a great taste underneath the fish, it would do the same in the fire. I'll save for a future fish cook. Thanks

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
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