i remember it well...Shan: I was here 2 months ago...totally ruined 4 racks of ribs. I did it all wrong, but thankfully, this site saved me!!! I thought that "smoking" meant constant, billowing smoke for 8 hours!! I wasn't happy unless it was rolling out. Wrong. I was using all wood. Wrong. I had the ribs right up next to the hold coming from the SFB. Wrong.
You cook mostly with charcoal (preferably hardwood lump stuff, not Kingsford). Throw in a chunk of wood every once in awhile just to keep a little blue smoke coming out the chimney. You may have to add a baffle to distribute the heat. Control heat with damper, not fuel. Hope this helps and just keep tryin'!!