I am new to this site. First of all, thank you for allowing me to join. Second, I am completely new to smoking. A friend has gratiously (I think. Might have an alterior motive) given me a second hand smoker. I am picking it up this Sunday. Have not seen it yet. But he says it works fine. I believe he said it was a horizontal smoker, not vertical like the Rocky Mountain Smoker. My question is, once I get the fire going, and have it to the temp that I want, and if the temp starts going down, how do I raise it up again. I know that you have to add more charcoal, but does it have to be lit already, or do I just add the new charcoal on top of the old one, and it will lite itself up?
Be patent with me, I will probably have a lot of more questions before I start, or after I start.
I think I am going to start with chicken.