I am new to the smoking world. My wife and I love many smoked foods and have always wondered how it's done and why we can't do it. The high gas prices coupled with that desire led us to get into it. Wanting to start out economically in case things didn't go well, we purchased a Char-Broil upright propane smoker and a bag of hickory chips and chunks. We have done 2 chickens so far. One just smoked and the other with a rub. Both were quite good and moist. Another accessory that was purchased was the Maverick wireless thermometer from Amazen products. I have a couple of questions about water usage from the water tray during a smoke and how long the chips should smoke. I will post those questions in the other sections. Thanks.