hi everyone i am new to smoking and i been grilling for couple years now and i just started smoking couple months ago and i still have lots to learn about smoking. i am 28 just got done with my military service at my ten year mark. I live in fontana CA i been living here for a short time and got into smoking i have a brinkman staggered smoker i use a lot and i love it i am interested in upgrading my smoker because my smoker right now leaks a lot of smoke and im not happy with the smoke escaping. the other day i smoked a whole new York strip that i got from Costco and also saint Louis ribs and rib eye. they all came out delicious and very juicy with a good smoke ring. i have couple of questions about setting my fire i am using charcoal and hickory logs at what time should i put my food in after the fire. thank you for your time.