Just getting started. I am from Ma. and I am in the process of building my own smoker. Two 55 gal. drums with a stove kit. Got a lot done yesterday. Looking forward to using it. Question for the veterans-I am ordering barkless wood from a website along with chunks and chips. Good idea? I shouldn't be using charcoal I am told. I am going to be asking you guys a lot of questions. I am browsing the website now and have seen some good info already. I have never smoked only grilled my food. Something tells me there is a learning curve! Looking forward to learning the art of smoking.