New to the forums and I could use some help.
First off this is the grill/smoker I got:
I've smoked numerous briskets, ribs, chickens etc but that was all on a charcoal grill where I had the meat in the middle with the 2 side fires going with wood chunks on top. I am experienced with the times and temperatures I need on the meat, just not with a side firebox.
I was curing the smoker tonight and was really surprised at how hot the main chamber got! It jumped up to 300-350 for awhile.
About how much charcoal/wood chunks do I need to use to keep it at 2-250?
On the firebox how wide do I want to keep the side vent?
When adding more charcoal...when do I want to do that and how much?
Do I need to start the new coals in my chimney starter or can I throw them on top of the still lit coals?
I know that was a lot of info and questions so any and all help will be greatly appreciated!