I'm doing what I'll call a 'test smoke' today on my new GOSM (pics in THIS THREAD ) - just a few turkey legs and chicken legs with a bit of rub on them. I hope to do a big picnic or butt tomorrow for pulled pork Anyway - at about the 1 hour point it wasn't really smoking anymore. I took the wood box out and there is still plenty of blackened wood in there - but it isn't burning/smoking. I assumed that the wood would burn up and turn into ash before it stopped smoking. Is it normal to have to pull out blackened chunks and throw them out? I added in more chips (didn't throw out the blackened ones) to fill up the box and I put it back in the smoker. It's smoking again for the time being... Oh - will post pics (if I'm not too embarrassed about how they come out) when done. Thanks! ETA: As I'd read on here somewhere, the door thermometer is reading about 50 degrees higher than the one I have hanging from the rack... I'm assuming that the hanging one is correct.