Hi, I've been looking at the site for about a month and I really like it so I decided to join the fourm. I have been trying my hand at smoking for several years with hit or miss success and would really like to learn more about it. I started out with a brinkman vertical and now have a horizontial smoker with an offset fire box. I would like to know what the right amount of smoke is? How many wood chunks to use and how often to add them? I use lump coal as my base fire source is this the best way or should I use all wood? How do you know when you have enough smoke and not to much? It seem my cooking times go far beyond what is recomended to reach proper internal temp. Thanks, Pleasse help.