At 10:30 this morning I put the roast in the smoker: Its in there and the beverages are ready to wash her down!! The end result........OMG IS IT GOOD!!!!! I do have a few questions........ 1. The mesquite chips I put in were soaked overnight, the unit was smoking good but all the chips did was turn black, no "ashes"....is that normal? 2. it only took 3 hours to get the internal temp to 180. The meat was approx. 3 inches thick......is that normal??? 3. It came out so good, I want to get ribs in there right away then for New Years I want to do a pork loin.....I WANT TO DO IT AGAIN NOW!!!..........is that normal?????