I am a newbie at the whole smoking business (although I am currently studying Culinary Arts in Montreal). I just bought a Brinkmann Barrel Smoker and really cannot wait to use it!
I wont lie I am the type of person who likes to have all the facts before getting down to doing something. With that being said, I have absolutely no clue how to cook using coals (born in the 90s/ parents only used Propane) and how the heck am I going maintain heat. The Brinkmann manual states that i can use coals on their own, a coal/wood mixture or wood on its own in the barrel.
What is the best in your opinion? How do I make sure I maintain a constant regulated temperature?