Hello, we just got a Char-Griller duo with the side fire box, and we want to smoke ribs this weekend. I have never done anything like this before and I am not sure how to accomplish this. We have some dead apple trees that we cut down, and we were going to use the chopped wood from that. But my question is (and this is a real newbie question here I'm sure)......how do you start the fire? Keep it going? Do I have to light the side box with charcoal first, then add the wood? Will the fire keep going through the 4-6 hours the meat needs to cook, or do you have to add additional charcoal? I just really don't know what I am supposed to do here. Thanks.