I cannot offer any advice on smoking but I do have a side dish I think all would like.It goes grest with BBQ.It is something I am sure most have made or tried a similar dish at one point or another. I do have a bit of a twist. Well here goes. Let me know what you think, I hope yoou find it worthy for you table it is a crowd pleaser. 6-8 quarts of green beans 1 pound of bacon 6-8 large garlic cloves 1 large onion 1 cup of honey Slice bacon into bite size pieces and break out your favorite stock pot and brown that bacon. While the bacon is browning I usally take out the food processer and take care of the onion , next add the onion and cook to translucent , then add your garlic and let those flavores come together. Here comes the beans mix well and let them cook for about 5 minutes . Now the twist take the honey and pour it all over the beans so that are covered. Cover them up, and turn down the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes . Serve and enjoy .