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Grilling Plank

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Project by SouthpawCA posted 10-17-2020 11:24 PM 396 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m more of a furniture maker, but just thought I’d share this with y’all. I purchased some Red Grandis for a furniture project. Most of the wood was acceptable with a bit of work … no big deal. However, there was a 2 ft piece that was giving me grief. I would flatten it to ¾”and within a day or so it would twist. I flattened it a bit more and after another day or so … more twist. My last try I flattened it to a thickness ⅜” … and it was flat. That is until 2 days later that twist showed up. I live in California… there is no humidity nor rain obvious by the fires.

My wife has been asking for a grilling plank. I have the perfect one. These are normally cedar, but I’ve seen them made of maple, walnut, & oak so why not Red Grandis. I washed it and soaked it for about 4 hours and then an additional 30 minutes in white wine (the cheapest I could find). Then gave it to my wife. That salmon was the best we’ve had in a long time.

Try it sometime.

-- Don





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 10-18-2020 02:18 AM

Don, I’ve tried that with the cedar plank and all. It just doesn’t work for us. We much prefer a sheet of foil and a fillet on the Barbie over apple and hickory woods. A few grilled potatoes,some salad and a real nice dry white wine. That’s what I call high cuisine. Well, for a redneck like me!

My best.
Bob

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#2 posted 10-18-2020 02:52 AM

Age old saying. if you can’t beat it into submission, grill it.

IOW the board was waste, just not a total waste.

-- Think safe, be safe

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