Hey guys. Love the site, very cool. I'm as new as at gets, never attempted smoking before. I'm very good grilling and most other aspects of cooking. I went to a tiny, obscure BBQ joint in Leesburg, VA called the Mighty Midget (www.mightymidgetkitchen.com)and tried their pulled pork sandwich. Hands down best pulled pork I've ever had, and now I'm dead set on copying it. I know it will take some time though. On Friday (payday) I'm going to Barbeques Galore in Sterling, VA to purchase a Bar B Chef offset smoker/grill. I've searched the web and found only good feedback on this, and I'd like to have the grill option for burgers and steaks. I've done a lot of research on smoking and I have three questions. First, should I be using a mix of lump charcoal and wood? And what would be better, chips or chunks? And lastly, what would be a good starter meat for a first try. I'm thinking ribs. Any suggestions? Thanks guys!