Thanks for the welcome. Addiction, eh? Oh my...
All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have, and pictures help a bunch
I own the medium-sized WSM = Weber Smoky Mountain smoker. (This is it, on SMF.)
I am near Chicago, USA.
Pictures will come later.
Have had good luck smoking with garden-variety Kingsford(tm) briquets... hickory wood chunks procured from Cabela's, -OR- mesquite charcoal from the Mexican grocery stores... "Ell Gallito"(tm) brand, I think.
I'll be searching the archives for smoking with other woods like oak. I have access to some oak wood, for next to nothing.
Today, however, the smoker must wait. I am off to PierogiFest. Na zdrowie. Vivat!