Originally posted by cal:
This is what is so neat about making BBQ. I consider Pags a fine cook, but I use a different approach to my wood. I like a little more smoke flavor, so I put mine in the 020 with the cut edge coming in contact with the wood box. I believe that wood will smoke sooner that way.
Smokin' has taught us that trying both ways and keeping good notes will result in what YOU prefer, not what someone with different taste likes.
I do believe the placement of the wood over the element is the best way to go.
I have never thought of it like that Cal, but I put my wood in the same way, works well for me.