I am new to smoking and am really impressed with all the information I have found here. Looks like a great community.
I put a sidebox on my Chargriller pro. I haven't taken pictures yet but this thread has some nice photos, my set up is similar.
Also, I have not completed all of these mods but I have read them, done some, and plan on most of them.
What I wanted to discuss here is the fuel. The fire. What do people typically use? Charcoal briquettes with wood chips? Actual split wood, something else?
I have only done a dry run so far. I used Kingsford hickory briquettes and every now and than threw soaked hickory chips directly on the coals. I kept adding briquettes from time to time to keep the fire going. I noticed decent temperature control but it seems like very little smoke. When I add the chips, they smoke but burn very quickly. I think if I tried this again I would try putting the chips in aluminum foil pouches.
But I would like to know what you all would do? What would you use for fuel in a sidebox setup?