Rubbed up ready for smoker
Stay tuned folks!
I prefer apple or pecan for pork because I like the milder taste that lets the pork shine, but I still find hickory works great with anything. Perhaps mix some apple with the hickory the first time out and see how you like it.
Good luck with the new smoker and soon to be new wife!!! She bought you a smoker, so that says a ton!!
How is the Charbroil working for you? I actually just ran across one on Craigslist for $45 and from the pictures it looks hardly used. They only complaints I read about it were even heat distribution. There are easy mods to make it a reverse flow smoker, but I aint exactly a tinknocker LOL
Even though it's a different beast this thread has a bunch of good ideas that can help with any offset: