Hi everyone -
I'm a noob and am spending LOTS of time getting all sorts of info from this site and these boards, but I can't seem to find an answer to a question I have on the size of my wood fuel. It should be noted that I am also a noob to the world of smoking in general. Last weekend I picked up my first piece of equipment, a Char-Griller charcoal grill with the side fire box.
In the Char-Griller owner's manual, it specifically says that larger pieces of wood are needed for the best results in the SFB. So my question is - How much does size matter?
I would really like to smoke a pork shoulder over apple wood, but seemingly, the largest pieces of apple wood that I can buy are chunks. Are these typically big enough, or do I need to go chop down a tree? I'm assuming that the smaller the fuel size, the more fuel I'll need.
Any hints on fuel size, especially in the Char-Griller line would be most appreciated. And of course, I will post pictures of losing my smoking virginity!