Hi Everyone! Love what I've seen on the site so far!
I'm totally new to smoking, my wife just bought me an 18" Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker for my birthday and I'm pretty stoked (forgive the pun) about it.
I've been looking at videos all week and boy am I looking forward to the spring (we literally just got 19" of snow in a 24 hour period.) After reading up on sites like this and watching those vids I'm confident I'll do a half decent job when I get to smoking.
If you'll do me the courtesy I've got a couple questions that would really help me get started! The first has to do with wood chips and chunks. My wife got me two bags of Weber brand chips (hickory and applewood) but almost everything I've read or seen calls for chunks. The question is kind of two part; 1 - how many chips would be equivalent to a chunk and 2 - are chunks better than chips? The second question and really the most important one is: what is the most important piece of advice you'd give a newbie?
Oh and one last one... what should be the first thing I smoke?
Thanks in advance, I look forward to seeing you guys on these boards!
(Forgot to let you know my name... it's Richard) :)
Edited by DesiredUsername - 2/18/16 at 12:01pm