Hi all... This seems like a great forum with lots of great ideas. I am new to smoking. Have a Weber gas grill and after much research bought the 22" WSM on Saturday. My first attempt yielded some pretty good ribs and a decent pork shoulder, but it was a lot of work. My mistake was using way to little charcoal. I know that now. Basically I started with one chimney full and added some more as the smoking went on. I got there, but it was a lot of work. Do you guys recommend standard briquets like Kingsford or lump charcoal and about how many pounds for a good 6 hour smoke? Thanks for any advice and looking forward to lots of good conversation and even better food....lol.