My name is Steve. I have a hand-me-down Charbroil ( I think ) smoker which is beginning to show its age. It has a main barrel for the meat, and a side barrel for the fire. I've smoked about 20 pork butts, most of which were less than 4 lbs, but have also done a couple around 8 pounds. I've smoked country ribs a few times and chicken wings more than once as well. I've never tried to do a whole chicken nor a turkey, and also never tried doing brisket. I favor using a rub and no sauce, but am not offended if someone adds sauce to finished product. The wood I use it typically from the live oak tree in the back yard. I age it in my carport for about a year.