Cedar Planks…

How do I clean my planks after cooking on them? I’m scared to use soap because I don’t want it to absorb into the wood grain.

Thoughts?
When I plank salmon it’s usually one go then they go into the fire. but that’s just me, also don’t buy those expensive "planking" cedar boards, if you can find a place that sells cedar roofing you can use those and they usually sell for about a buck a piece.

Just make sure the cedar shake shingles you buy don’t have any fire retardant chemicals applied to them.

pfft we like to call that ‘mesquite’
that’s one of the things about cedar, it has chemicals in it naturally that make it resistant to rot, those same chemicals are what create that characteristic cedar flavor, it is very rarely that they are chemically treated.
I’d just like to say for the record that I endorse the message in pixing’s AV. Nothing sucks more than burnt popcorn. Nothing.