I've just got volunteered for smoked ribs for christmas and I have never smoked anything . I have taken the 5 day course and purchased the rub and sauce recipes. I have a brand new Char-Broil smoker w/ side firebox(no mods) . I am going to use lump charcaol. I have to choices of wood hickory or mesquite. I building a wind block as suggested as it is cold here in Meridian, Id. I haven't cure my smoker yet. Should I use the lump charcoal for this or would (say matchlight)the other kind be ok to use. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm in the learning loop so please teach me.