So, for those of you who did not read my intro post, I am new to smoking. I am no stranger to grilling and cooking, but smoking is a different thing. It is easy for me to cook over a camp fire, but a smoker is a different thing. I just got my Brinkmann in a luck draw and built it and now it is sitting on my back deck. Besides for seasoning it, I am needing some advice on using this. I am planning on trying my hand at the tasty looking bacon explosion that I found, but I do not know much about using a smoker. So I guess the easiest way to ask my question also makes me feel like a dumb ass. I want to know what is a good way to build my fire using charcoal and apple wood chips? I want to make sure I can get enough smoke to cook this thing. How do I do this?