Bill, last weekend I had soaked hickory chunks in aluminum foil with holes in top, I got good smoke and still had some left in the foil. Towards the end, I had a few chunks left in the soaker pail, so I threw them in the side door, Even though they were soaked, it didn't take very long for them to flare up, raising the inside temp's and burned up in a short while. I know there are a lot of opinions about it, but I will definitely have wood in aluminum foil, but might try non-smoked at some point. Deano Sorry, I meant "non-SOAKED". My bad!