Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 24
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by daveb714 I love the taste of things cooked on cedar planks
I use the cedar planks to cook fish on the grill and I love the taste of the finished product. Prior to cooking, you soak the planks in water or other liquid for an hour or two. While the boards are soaking, you can marinate or prepare your fish. When you're ready, you put the planks on the grill and put the fish on the planks. A Costco sized piece of salmon cooks in about 30 minutes. The fish comes out tasting slightly smoky. The planks help to distribute the heat evenly so the fish cooks evenly too. I have found it best to use indirect heat or the planks will burn up quickly. Even with indirect heat, the planks will get charred so they don't last forever but that's how they're designed to work. Since discovering cedar plank cooking, I've done it multiple times and it's been delicious every time. Even when I used direct heat, the planks burned but the fish was still excellent. Cedar planks are now my favorite way to cook fish.
November 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by countrygirl13 Cedar Grilling Planks
The Cedar Planks came packaged two in the pack. They are not thick but thin planks. I soaked one plank overnight in water and used it to grill two slices of salmon.
I used a medium low flame on my grill and after maybe 10 minutes closed the lid to get a better smokey flavoring. I did get the smokey flavoring also a very scorched cedar plank. Even on a medium low flame the plank caught on fire. It did not affect the salmon but I do not expect but only one more grilling time with the plank.
They are good for maybe two grilling times but they will catch on fire even over a medium low flame.
September 25, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BR037 Got the grilling done
Used the plank for grilling Tilapia, since the planks are recommended for grilling seafood. The planks need to be moist or they have a tendency to burn. The Taiapia turned out well cooked and evenly.
October 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Drinkmorecoffee Great for grilling salmon
The planks are not as fragrant as some I've used before but still provide a nice addition to summer grilling.
July 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jweisbart Didn't Burn Up
I soaked the plank for a couple of hours. I cooked the salmon on top, skin side down over direct heat on a gas grill. I kept the temperature inside around 350F. The plank charred a bit, but didn't burn up. It smoked a little. The salmon had a good taste, but I didn't really feel the cedar in it. It could definitely be used again, but the packaging says for one use only. I guess it's for food safety. It does seem a bit expensive for just one use.
I give it 4 stars instead of 3 because it didn't burn up.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rebecca Easy Smoking
Perfect and sturdy enough to whit stand 2+ hrs of smoking salmon. Great plank to us run both charcoal or gas smoker. I highly recommend it.
January 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ArizonaHawg Imparts subtle flavor
The Brinkman GRILLING CEDAR PLANKS infused my fish with a subtle, yet delicious flavor. The flavor was similar to having smoked fish, yet the fish remained moist and flaky. Just make sure you soak these planks well, say about 1 hour or more, so they don’t burn up the first use. As some other reviewers stated, they soaked them overnight. I found this to be a little overkill, as 2 hours did fine for me as long as I kept it mostly on indirect heat. (Charcoal grillers, build your fire off to one side and place the plank on the other side. Propane grillers, light both sides for about 2 minutes, then turn off the side with the plank on it.)
I agree with one reviewer that it seems a little costly for only one, maybe two uses, but I really enjoyed using it. I am looking forward to making some of these in cherry and white oak, too! Bon apetit!
January 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ObjectiveReviewer Been on the hunt for this quality for far too long
The Brinkman Grilling Cedar planks meet all of the requirements for a high quality grilling cedar plank. I have been searching for planks of this quality for so long, I nearly gave up on finding great planks. Competitor planks are too thin, very rough cut on the plane that get splinters in your food, inconsistent sizes and quality of wood within a pack, etc.
However, the Brinkman Grilling Cedar Planks have NONE of those faults. In fact, the package comes with two evenly sized planks that are so thick, you can use them multiple times without any loss of flavor. The planks are so smooth you would think they were made for flooring, definitely no splinters or stuck food there! I will ONLY get the Brinkman Grilling Cedar Planks from now on.
Tip: be sure to soak them overnight in water before grilling. You will get a lovely smoke from the planks this way and they will last longer as they do not burn/char.
January 11, 2014