Hey gang, Greetings from the land of the highest grocery taxes in the U.S. ... TENNESSEE. Hey, they just past a bill to lower the tax from 6% to 5.5% so I'll be sticken that $4 for every $1,000 I spend into my retirement fund...LOL. I've been a occasional smoker for a few years but really know nothing other than light a fire/burn some meat. However, now and have finally taken the plunge to get serious. I recently purchased a Char-griller...I believe it's the 840. It has the 4 cast iron grates and the side fire box. I'm in need advice on maintaining a constant 220 degree fire. I've usually fill a charcoal starter chimmney full of charcol and dumped it in the fire box and then drop a few chunks of soaked oak on the coals for the smoke...this may be the wrong way. Please inform as to the best way. I have so many questions about even temps across the grill (I've heard of tuning plates to help?)...finding wood other than Wal-marts, best charcoals...HELP !!!!