1. Soak your plank - Soaking your plank for at least 30 minutes before you use it ensures that your plank won't catch on fire from the heat of the grill. It also provides some steam to help cook your food. You can even add spices to your soaking liquid for an extra punch of flavor!
2. Preheat your grill - Try warming your plank on the grill before you add your food for even more flavor. Use indirect heat by lighting two burners and bringing your grill to the appropriate temperature for your food. Place the plank and the food on the grill when it’s warmed up.
3. Enjoy - You can eat right off the planks, as long as they’re not overly charred or smoldering. If your plank is smoldering, transfer your food to a plate and run some cool water from the faucet or hose over the plank to extinguish any embers. Food cooked on planks has a delicious woody hint of smoke.