Firstly thanyou lesley Fired up the barbie around 11 am today and after oiling up the plank whacked it on the side without the direct heat. Also bunged a few cherry twigs and some jd pellets on the hot side. 6 toulouse sausages on the plank lid down and twiddle thumbs whilst enjoying the wafting smoke. I looked at them, and theyre wonderful - theyve taken on the smoke fantastically and taste brilliant. I had to put water on the plank afterwards though as it had some fire damage - oops ! Ah well, i'll know better next time.........soak the plank in water first you muppet !
Well you gave me a chuckle !! Yes def soak first , especially if you are putting it over direct heat. Mine had a good long soak in red wine . Am smoking mussels ,mackerel bought today and hopefully will be getting some oysters and dabs at the fish market tomorrow.