I have a CharGriller Pro with Firebox (Smokinâ€™ Pro), I donâ€™t consider it a Charcoal smoker since the firebox can take 14â€ logs. Anyway I only use wood when I smoke with it. I get a bed of coals to get it going but only use charcoal to get it started. One thing that I do a little different, that I am wondering if anyone else does is I have a completely separate firebox that I use to prep my wood. I pre-burn every log to burn off all the toxins from the bark, etc before putting it in my smoker. Does anyone else do this or am I just some crazy nut?