I am new here. I got a freezer full of venison and a used Big Chief Top loader that I rescued. Looking forward to trying it out (25F) this weekend. I could use some set-up info. I have the smoker, rack and AC plug. No water bowl. Plus, do I need lava rocks in the bottom or just toss the wood chips in? Looking to make some jerky for starters. Then maybe ribs and more jerky. If there is one thing I do know, it's not to let your meat loaf. Thanks folks, I'll try to ask my next questions in the proper areas.