- Jul 17, 2007
Hi I am new to this fourm and I need some help. I have tried smoking several times over the years with so so luck but was never really serious about it. I now have a horizontal smoker with an offset fire box and would like to learn more about this and the proper procedure. The question I have right now is lets say you have a 12lb pork shoulder, how many wood chunks would it take to smoke this with lump coal and do you add the chunks all at once or a few at a time and when do you stop adding wood chunks? The reason I ask this is alot of times what ever I am smoking comes out black. Is this normal or am I using to much smoke.