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As you are new to smoking, now is the perfect time to get a good assessment as how to smoke. First get a note book and start a smoking log. You will want to keep record of the type of species of the wood, the type of wood, dust, chips, pellets or chunks and the amount by weight. What you are cooking along with the ambient, internal smoker and internal product temps, color and the density of the smoke along with the time the smoke is applied. Smoke may not need to be applied for the whole duration of the cook. Most likely your personal taste will determine this.
It may seem like a lot of work in the beginning, but the information collected will become invaluable information in the future. You can keep records of your results by smoking and observing the results by smoking crackers. It will give you a good idea of the difference each change makes.
By taking the time to do this now will answer many questions you may have in the future.