Hi everyone, I was pointed to this site from another member. Just started reading yesterday. Found out what I think is my many problems. In short I am doing everything all wrong. So, taking notes and will have to try next time I have a day off of work. All I have to ask right now is to please keep the information coming in. And I will try to assorb it all. BTW my smoker is one of those double drums with the firebox being the smaller and lower off of the side of the larger drum. I think it was from Home Depot and went by the name of Austin smoker? And thanks Dave for pointing me to this site.