This is a total newbie question....Just seasoned my new Smokin tex 1400 with 8 onces of supplied wood (THEY SAID IT WAS OAK)which was four blocks worth. I had the smoker on for four hours at 215. When the four hours was up, one piece of wood was total gone, two others were black and partially gone and one block was blackened by still solid. I just want to get a sense of how wood burns in this type of smoker. Is that to be expected? Why did one piece totally turn to ask, and why did the others behave differently?
Going out to BJ's to get some ribs for smokin tomorrow and I want to make sure I'm getting off on the right foot.