Pair the food with the flavor of the wood chips:
All Purpose = oak or hickory
Fish = cedar or alder
Pork / Chicken = pecan, maple, peach, cherry, or apple
Beef = hickory, mesquite
What Wood to Use?
Soaking creates steam instead of smoke. Instead, add a water pan to keep the grill humid and burn the wood chips dry.
Should I soak the Wood?
Prepare the grill and set the probe thermometer in place.
Turn on only half of your grill's burners. Fill a pan with water and place it inside.
Place wood chips in a smoker box or make an aluminum foil packet:
Place ½ to 1 cup wood chips in the center of a 9x12 sheet of heavy duty foil. Fold like a burrito and pinch the top shut but leave a small opening.
Cook food over indirect heat (the turned off burners) and replace wood chips every 30 minutes or so.