Agree with the above advice - the slabs have got to go... away from your firebox.
Properly dried wood splits will give you a big difference with flavor and the return to the desirable Thin Blue Smoke by maintaining a small and hot burning fire. There are also videos available on Ben Lang's site, too.
Note that he uses splits on the smaller 36 model, too.
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