To answer your question on smoking, since you used foil, which was good, poke holes in the foil. You want your wood to smolder not burn. Also, soaking in water is a personal choice. There are some that soak half of their wood chips so that by the time the dry wood is smoked out, the wet wood is dry enough to start smoldering. I personally don't soak my wood or chips. Placing them right next, almost on top of, your lit fuel is good enough to get them going. Now, once you don't see the TBS anymore, if you can smell the flavor from the wood, it is still smoking. Once the smell is gone, add another foil pouch. Or a chunk of wood if you have that. I hope this helps.