I am brand new to smoking and have recently built a UDS. So far it seems to work great. I have been able to pull a lot of info from The Smoking Meat Forums and wanted to say thanks. More posts to come.
This site has tons of info.
I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.
Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!
Take the awesome free E-Course!!!
Have a great day!!!