A few thoughts before you hear the drum roll and get the exciting results...
I just put out there this poll that asked "Smoke Wood - soak it, or keep it dry?". I think I set it up for 3 months. And about 1 month into it I came to understand a critical flaw in the poll. I should have specified that I was asking about smoke wood that is added to smokers when using charcoal.
There are a lot (most?) of barbequers out there that just use wood for their fuel, and also get their smoke that way. They are not adding chunks or chips to their fire usually. And they certainly are not going to soak this wood before using it!
So the question was posed too broadly. Hence the "#1" in the post title. I may re-run this poll and be more specific.
Or not. I've also learned from forum friends at CBBQA that, in general, folks tend to soak wood chips, but not wood chunks. The chips would just burn off to quickly otherwise. But the chunks can hold their own.
So for now, that will be my charcoal and smoke wood plan.
OK - so if you are still interested after all of that, here are the results.
Keep it dry - 64% of the votes.
Where is that last remaining 1%? I have no idea. Ask Blogger.