We started with maple cubes. We put them in the smoker for an hour. It is important to make sure you cold smoke the cubes. Our smoker got a bit hot and started to melt one. After they were smoked we wrapped them in plastic wrap. The smoke permeated the cube. I think the aroma will penetrate further over time. At first I tried to shave the cube with a bonito shaver. It was too fine. We switched to a Japanese mandoline. The delicate smoky maple dissolves on the tongue. The uses are exciting. We bought 6 cubes so other flavors are in the works: bourbon brushed, kimchi rubbed, seaweed seasoned.