Thank you for your question. The Kingsford BBQ Wood Chunks is measured in cubic feet and is not measured by weight as each bag will vary.
Wow, people really need to do their research before answering these questions. The weight of this bag is approximately 10 pounds, there is no variance. Not sure somebody’s people get 12 to 16 pounds! 0.75 ft.³ converted into weight is 9.87 pounds
I've tried them both ways and prefer to NOT soak them. The point of the exercise is smoke, not steam. I prefer them dry as a bone. The key to prolonging the burn is limit oxygen and keep the temperature low. Make sure you have a thermometer, and open the vents just enough to allow the temp to get where you want it -- 200-250 deg F. I get the best results with low-and-slow.