I don't fool with chips. They are like kissing your sister....just does nothing for you.
(Yep, that's how we roll in the dirty south :) )
I generally don't take the time to soak chunks, either, as I'm trying to hit the smoke in the first hour or so anyway.
Trusty-rusty Char-Griller offset, Char-Griller Akorn, Charbroil The Big Easy, Maverick ET-732