Hello all. Well some of you may know that I just did my first brisket, and my second smoke on my homemade reverse flow. First time, I know I did not build my fire big enough and had many problems. Lots easier this time, had a good fire, and maintained temps. But it seems to me, that I went thru allot of wood. I see some people on here say they can build their fire and it holds a steady temp for hours. I was adding about every 45 minutes to an hour. I was burning Maple the whole time. I also pre-burnt all the wood I was using. Maybe its just me, but the Maple does not seem as dense as oak. Should I switch to oak and add other sticks for flavor? Or is this the norm when using a stick burner? Or should I consider using lump?