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Why on earth is it tied up?
:blink: I didn't realize you were supposed to let the plank actually burn.
Thought it was soaked so it would just impart steam and smoke
I've had a few that went "Westward" and pitched them. Some folks talk about reusing them....can you reuse the charred ones or do they impart a bitter taste (especially with soaking)?
idealy you want the food bathed in an envelope of smoke.