Cross cut grilling planks absorb liquid quickly. Just soak them in water, or the liquid of your choice - beer, red or white wine, apple or lemon juice, or any other liquid you prefer.
The best way to soak cross cut grilling planks is with a zip lock bag. Place the grilling planks inside the bag, add the liquid of your choice, squeeze the air out and close the bag. Use one cup of liquid for an average sized (6" - 12") cross cut grilling plank. Due to the nature of wood, the cross cut grilling planks will absorb at least 95% of the liquid in 20 minutes - 1 hour.
Have fun and experiment using different liquids and recipes, and share your experiences with us at MyExperience@MontanaGrills.com!