Glad to be here and looking for some help. I have always been interested in smoking, now I get to give it a try.My wife surprised me with a smoker for my birthday. We planned to feed everybody with oven roasted pulled pork, but she has known I wanted a smoker for a long time so I got an early present. She got me the MES 30(I have done some brief reading and caught onto the abbreviations).We plan to have people over this Saturday for a party. What I want to do is assemble and season the smoker this evening, and smoke the pork on Friday. I know it would be best served fresh, but I am nervous on making sure it gets done on time, so I would rather smoke it the day before to ensure I can feed our guests.My main question/concern is how often do I need to reload the wood? The manual states to use wood chips only, but from some reading I see a lot of people use wood chucks successfully. What is the average reload time on each wood source? I would like to be able to leave it alone for hours at a time so I can do other things to get ready for the party.