well I figured it was going to happen. I had good luck on the chicken and pulled pork. But the ribs were another story. They were not fit for the dog to eat. Had ceasote all over them and tough as leather. I am not sure what went wrong is the main problem. Did everything the same as far as fire and temp. But had so much creasote it would just numb your lips mouth tounge ect. I am using straight apple wood. I am thinking I am making to big of a fire. I am cutting the wood like I would for my wood heater and I just think I may be going to big on the fire. I have to almost close the vent on the side box all the way to get the temp right. What size pieces of wood do you guys use. Also the smoke I get is white not blue I am asuming that is bad. Well bring on the help I need it. Good thing I didnt invite any company for this meal I would have had to serve peanut butter and jelly. But hay my kids liked it anyway. thanks scott.