So my wife got me a Charbroil american gourmet charcoal smoker for our 2 year anniversary. I've been poking around on here to learn what I can before curing the smoker and i have what is probably a stupid question. What do I need for for fuel and what do I need for smoking and is there a difference? If I am understanding what I read correctly I probably need charcoal for fuel and wood chunks for smoke??? I got a bag of Charcoal Companion hickory chunks... do I add these after I get started with charcoal? I think i'm going to invest in a chimney starter. Do I just need one chimney full of charcoal? Will one bag of hickory chunks be enough to smoke for a few hours??
Sorry, one question turned into many. Am I on the right path? I couldn't find a "how to" step by step. Thanks in advance!!