I've looked around and haven't seen a FAQ and I have a couple basic questions:
1) For what type of smoking is the water pan used and when to use it?
2) Is it better to keep the vent wide open for airflow or throttled to make the smoke last?
3) How long will jerky/snack stix keep when cure #1 is used? And do they need refrigeration? I'd like to send some to my Dad via snail-mail, bad idea?