You may have wondered... Should I add water to my wood chips or wood chunks before using them in the smoker? The answer is NO. You want to get smoke from the wood, not burn off water because you'll be steaming your foods, not smoking them. It is also important to get smoke on your food early, before it seals on the outside, and to do this you want your wood chips to smoke as quickly as possible. This is done by having extremely dry wood chips and chunks. That is why Smokehouse Wood Chips and Smokehouse Wood Chunks are the best.