Thanks for the welcome to this forum. I have never done anything like this befor, so bare with me. I had a question as to what type of smoker i use. I use a homemade horizontal with a offset firebox. It was constructed out of a piece of 24" pipe. The smoker itself is 48" long. The firebox is 24" long. The thikness of the pipe is 7/16". the problem that i am having is everything that i cook turns out really black and looks like it is burnt. The smoker itself seems to work really well, I have very little problem controling the temp, but stuff just turns black. Any help would be great.