Did my first smoke today. I did two racks of ribs and a pork butt. All in all pretty well. Ribs were great, butt was a little lacking. I found the butt was too smokey. I used hickory, dry not soaked, and only had to add once. I can't complain. For my first one, they didn't dry out, they didn't taste like crap, and I can only go up from here.