I just purchased a new 30" Masterbuilt Smokehouse with the glass window (didn't really need that) and the remote. I'm hoping it will be a reliable product. I have never smoked anything before, so this is all going to be very new to me. I have a few questions for you more experienced smokers out there if you can help a newbie out. 1. What kind of wood is the best to use for baby back ribs or pork chops? 2. I've seen other posters mention apple juice. What's that all about? My all-time favorite BBQ sauce is KC Masterpiece. I know that most smokers use a "rub" and then add the sauce later, I think. I'm not really certain how all that works. If anyone has a recipe for a rub that isn't overly spicy, I would like to hear about it. Also, any insight on when to apply the BBQ sauce on ribs. I'm sure I'll have many more questions as I get into this, but feel free to add any helpful info you've learned. Or how to prevent any common newbie mistakes. Thanks. I'm glad I found this forum.