I put the meat on the middle grate and then you can put your thermo meter on the top grate and you will know what temp your meat is at. The only thing you really need to watch is poultry goes on the bottom ALWAYS no if ands or butt.
Why the bricks? and also i have tryed to find, smokeing wood. all i could find is the small shreaded type at walmart. what do you recommend? walmart has different flavors but its small chips. thanks for the help guys.
I can't tell from your profile where you're writing from but you could try the doitbest web site. They sell chips, chunks, sticks, and logs online - you just pick it up at their nearest affiliate. You'll need to do a zip code search to see it it's even feasible. Hat Tip to Grampyskids for the doitbest web site.