Hi again Guys, Holy hangover, the wife and I went to a local bar to watch the UFC pay per view last night... I ran through a curing procedure on the smoker yesterday, and was able to get it to ~280 at it's highest point for the last hour or so... I'm hoping that's good enough. Actually it took me about half an hour to get the charcoal going.... I didn't know what the hell I was doing. I should have read the instructions before doing anything, but I didn't. So I get this bad boy fired up, it's hovering around ~220ish so I decide I better throw some chips on there. Well I totally forgot I had to soak them first, so I waited until they were ready... no big deal, a half hour and two beers later I roll up them up in a little tin foil and toss them on the grill. I guess I made my holes too small or something, because I didn't see anything happening smoke-wise for about half an hour. After wondering what was going on, I ripped open a big hole in the aluminum baggy I had made and about ten seconds later the smoke started billowing out. Now I'm not real sure what to expect here, so should smoke being pouring out of every orifice on the smoker, and should it take a few minutes to get the smoke going? I'm pretty sure I had read somewhere that the chips should start smoking almost instantly. Can I buy one of the cast iron chip holder things for smoking? I'm thinking my aluminum foil baggy making skills are fairly lacking. Any suggestions on this side that would make for an easier chip holding device? Should I also be prepared to change the chips every half hour or so? The chips I bought were bargain brand WalMart chips, so maybe they're no good to begin with? I didn't cook anything last night, but today I'm going to get some more charcoal, and try doing up a fatty and some jerky. Should be deadly. Thanks again for the help guys.