I am new to smoking and BBQ. I seem to grill ok but am looking forward to smoking. Recently I had a smoker/grill made for me and I smoked a Boston Butt and two chicken halves. Everything came out ok for my first attempt. Low and slow was my technique. For the Boston Butt I smoked uncovered for two hours and then foil wrapped for the remaining time. The chicken was done at two hours. For the Boston Butt, I just used some rub and I built a Kingsford briquette fire. My hopes are to glean knowledge from participating in this forum. I live in Quincy, FL. Rich Here is my smoker For smoking I remove the bottom grill and load the basket full of charcoal and a little fruitwood. I remove the top grill and grill on the bottom grill.