Sorry if this isn't the correct place to post, but I just moved into a new place that has a long unused smoker in the yard. I've been trying to google what I should look for to make sure its operational, how to clean, and a first time guide on how to use it, how to prep the wood (theres a firepit in the back that I can get a fire going first and move some wood over after), do I want to use chips or actual campfire type logs? Both? I've seen friends use a charcoal snake in a weber before, but thats about the extent of my meat smoking knowledge. I'd like to get it ready within the next week so I can do a test run before trying to smoke a turkey for thanksgiving. Any help/references would be appreciated. I'd assume it would be a good idea to get a big fire going to burn out bugs/cobwebs, etc before doing a test run?
Sorry for the first timer questions. Hopefully, I'll be able to contribute in the future once I get this going!
***Edit: I reposted this in the new members area which i didn't see in my haste to sign up and ask my question. I don't see anyplace to remove the thread so I apologize in advance***
Edited by Jonathan Soto - 11/17/14 at 10:00am