Hey guys, I am trying out for the first time the smoker that we just finished welding. It is a 1 1/4 barrel type deal, the fire pit is 1/4 barrel with a door and a chimney. It is connected by a square metal pipe about 60 cm to the smokehouse, the pipe is attached to the top of the firepit, and to the lowest possible spot on the smokehouse. The smokehouse is lifted up so that the whole smoker is straight (25 - 30cm). Sorry if i am not being exact. I just had some few basic questions about starting to smoke. I understand that the flavor comes from the wood, but could we use any type of wood and not just fruit tree/hardwoods?? I am using eucalyptus at the moment because if you know ecuador, that's really all there is. I plan to put some of the wood under the smokehouse so that the grease will fall onto it for flavor the next time i smoke. How do i maintain a constant smoke? Is it based on my trial and error with my smoker or is there aome sort of a straight shot, easy way to control it? If i want to put some herbs, like laurel, where do i put it? In the smokehouse or the firepit?? Thank you guys! And any more advice is more than welcome!!