45 year old here in the west side of Cleveland, Ohio. Just picked up a 2 year old "The Good One" smoker. This is my first smoker and my first attempt was less than stellar. I started small with a couple pork chops and a chicken breast on the bone. I had a hard time getting the grill up to temperature and maintaining it over 200 degrees. I'm sure a lot has to do with learning the proper use of the damper system on my smoker, but I'm also wondering if it had to do with the lump charcoal I bought at Home Depot not burning consistently. Is there a difference from one to the other?
I look forward to learning from others and taking the 5 day e-course.