Getting ready to emark on my first smoke. Using the WSM 18.5 and plan on smoking a typical pork butt. I'm pretty comfortable with all the temperatures and lengths of cooking but wondering how much charcoal vs wood chips I should use. I understand I need to get the smoker initial temperature around 225-250. Yet struggling with how much charcoal to start with and is it possible to add too many wood chips. Hoping with all this experience yall can take a lot of the guess work out with controlling the temperature and amount of wood chips needed. Also throughout the smoking phase do all expect me to have to add charcoal and or wood chips.
Also how much rotating of the pork butt you recommend on the WSM 18.5?
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