Hi Zeller, welcome. I have a drum smoker so I can not help you. The forum has a great search bar on top of the page. Just type in what topic you need help on and you will find a lot of info. There are a lot of very knowledgable people on here that will help you out.
Hi Zeller. As said above, heat from the firebox only. Most new smokers need a few mods to help out. If you are using charcoal in the SFB I feel the most important mod is to add a charcoal basket. With this you can load more charcoal to start with and burn for longer periods of time without reloading. I mix my wood chips into the charcoal to keep a nice TBS rolling.