I have some split logs of hickory, maple and oak that I use with my Brinkmann smoke n pit. I made a charcoal basket and now I don't have to put the wood right on the coals. Now these logs at roughly 12-16 inches long and about 2-3 inches thick. When I don't soak them they seem to burn up faster for some reason. I thought I read somewhere that you shouldn't soak them. Is this true? Does anyone else soak them? Thanks!