So after lots of research, reading all of the awesome threads here I finall embarked on my first smoke yesterday. A 4.5lb rack of pork spare ribs. Got the fire going, got it up to temp, and put the ribs on. After checking it a few times and adding more charcoal it went downhill. It wouldn't stay at temp, no matter how hard I tried, and the smoke coming out constantly smelled like camp fire. Then I started panicking lol The temp kept dropping and I couldn't get it to stay constant and I thought I was ruining it. I was honestly freaking out. But I left it going and after all they ended up being really really tasty! They really turned out good after some panicking, and I was pretty excited to see a nice smoke ring!