New forum member here. Been smokin a little here and there and found this site. I'm from South Carolina and have been smokin for about a year off and on, so i'm still in that "just learning" phase i guess. Got a Charbroil Silver Smoker which i've made some mods to from what i've read on several boards. Got a few questions for you Quers out there. I'm having some trouble keeping an even temp in the cooking chamber. I've installed a baffle between the firebox and cooking chamber that extends about a foot into the cooking chamber and extended the chimney down to grate level. On other smokes i've done i leave one themometer on the side closest to the fire and one on the farthest side and am getting a temp diff. of around 20-40 degrees. Anyone have any recommendations as to how to get the temp to equal out? Also i burn lump charcoal in the firebox and want to get opinions on what kind of wood (chips vs. chunks) and how much should be put in at a time. I think i'm gonna start having trouble getting work done now that i found this site. Thanks all.