I'm ready...been wanting to do this for a long time and just got a beginner smoker from the wife for my bday! Put the smoker together and pretty simple... Have a few questions: (1) Planning on doing a pork butt for my first smoke as it seems the easiest? (2) How much water do you put in the tray? Don't know anything about that??? (3) I've got my chimney for coals, coal cubes to light easy, lump charcoal and some pecan wood chips --- am I ready? We're getting it going this Friday PM and then having it on Sat... Based on avg temp with NO mods to this smoker, it looks like 10-12 hours, right? Also, what's the typical? I've read some that have NO mods and only carry avg of 180 of heat....but some say it's fine. Some say it needs mods to control more...figured it was just best to do my first smoke as is and see how it goes... Any and all feedback appreciated! Let's go smokin!